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Makan and Scheib's adaptation of Persona
 

Persona is a new chamber opera based on Ingmar Bergman’s 1966 classic film, composed by Keeril Makan, with direction and libretto by Jay Scheib, previewed at MIT in a sold-out workshop performance on October 17 as part of MIT Sounding 2015-16. Rome Prize winner Makan and Obie-award winner Scheib — both MIT faculty — audaciously transplant Persona’s famously provocative and complex depiction of human frailty, cruelty and identity into operatic form.