I Give You My Home: The Rose Standish Nichols Story
Boston’s Guerilla Opera and the Nichols House Museum co-present I Give You My Home, a world premiere site-specific chamber opera inspired by the life of Rose Standish Nichols, a true-life Women’s Peace Party and Suffrage Activist and professional landscape architect. I Give You My Home features music and original libretto by local composer Beth Wiemann and is brought to life by acclaimed theater and film director Cara Consilvio.
Wiemann’s I Give You My Home brings to light the efforts and passions of Rose Standish Nichols, a singular Bostonian woman, in dramatic form on the site of the museum, which was the Nichols family home. Rose’s efforts to affect change through the Women’s Peace and Suffrage Movements and in her professional career are striking for their persistence in spite of the barriers. Each performance concludes with a tea reception in honor of the tradition of hosting salons, which was started by Rose Standish Nichols and her mother.