Pocahontas by Duluth Festival Opera
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Based on historical and cultural research, the opera distinguishes itself from the myths and legendary half-truths that surround the name of Pocahontas. This 90-minute music-theater piece was composed by Burnsville resident Linda Tutas Haugen and will be performed by the Duluth Festival Opera. The cast also includes Native American musicians and dancers, and the production will be in English.
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