Posted on December 6, 2021

Portland Opera When the Sun Comes Out

In a place and time where gender expression is oppressed by the state—and being gay is a death sentence—following your heart can mean risking everything. It is here that Solana finds her lost love Lilah, who is now a wife and mother. In reunion, they unearth secrets from the past, fight for a new future, and remind us all that love is love. This striking and poetic piece from 2013 features a quintet of violin, cello, flute, clarinet, and piano. When the Sun Comes Out was commissioned by the Vancouver Queer Arts Festival. Learn more and purchase tickets at

When The Sun Comes Out; Composed by Leslie Uyeda; Libretto by Rachel Rose
January 28 – February 12, 2022
Length: 90 minutes, no intermission
Language: English with captions
Venue: The Hampton Opera Center


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