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Elyn Saks’ TED Talk

In 2012, Elyn Saks gave a powerful TED Talk in Edinburgh, Scotland.  In this talk, she asks us to see people with mental illness clearly, honestly and compassionately.  In The Center Cannot Hold opera (Music by Kenneth B. Wells; Libretto…

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How the Opera Came Together

The idea of developing the new opera came about after Dr. Saks, Law Professor at USC and MacArthur Award winner, served as a guest speaker for a performance of Dr. Wells' first opera, The First Lady. “Let’s collaborate!” said Saks after…

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Rehearsals Begin!

The Center Cannot Hold held its first rehearsal on Monday and the cast and crew were visited by special guest Elyn Saks who welcomed everyone to the start of production.  The Center Cannot Hold opera is based on Elyn's memoir, The Center…

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