Operas Ripped from the Headlines
Annotation:Written by Michael Sturminger, music by Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Beethoven, Boccherini, and Weber, and featuring actor John Malkovich. This is about Austrian serial murderer Jack Unterweger, who became famous for his autobiography and plays, written in prison.
Annotation:About Dorothy Stang, the American-born nun, murdered in the Amazon Basin of Brazil. She had worked on behalf of the poor and the environment, and had received death threats from loggers and landowners.
Annotation:by Stewart Wallace, about the assassination of gay rights icon Harvey Milk.