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The Kangaroo of the Rainforest

Insects, rain, jaguar screams - Exotic score, soaring vocals and contemporary ballet combine to tell this story of a composer deviled by her past as an unwitting dupe in an illegal Central American baby swap. Composer Peter Michael von der Nahmer and librettist Cynthia Lewis Ferrell spin magic from city lights and jungle vines, haunting a shabby New York rehearsal room with ghosts of Tikal.

The Kangaroo of the Rainforest Opera Ballet
Renee Rulon Cortez, photo by Chuck Lewis © Cynthia Lewis Ferrell