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Sheila Silver

I am the composer of A Thousand Splendid Suns, one of the featured works presented on the 2016 New Opera Showcase. Set in Afghanistan in the later half of the 20th century,  A Thousand Splendid Suns is a universal story of love and the triumph of the female spirit. Through different circumstances and twenty years apart, two 15 year old girls are each forced into marriage with the same brutal man. Not only do we get glimpse of the women "under the veil" but these heroines offer an inspiring example of how the power of love can transcend all obstacles. It is based on the international best-seller by Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner. For more information go to http://www.sheilasilver.com/1000-splendid-suns-3/