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The End of the Affair
PREMIERE3/4/2004
COMPOSERJake Heggie   
LIBRETTISTHeather McDonald   
 
Synopsis
Set in London during and just after World War II, the opera tells the story of Maurice Bendrix, a writer involved in an illicit love affair with Sarah Miles, the wife of a public servant. During one of their trysts, an air raid occurs; a bomb explodes that destroys the house and knocks Maurice unconscious. When he comes to, Sarah leaves abruptly and vows never to see him again. Obsessed, jealous and angry, Maurice sets upon a journey to discover what happened and why he was abandoned that day.
MOST PRODUCED SINCE 2000
RANKTITLEPRODUCTIONS
229The End of the Affair5
229Buoso's Ghost5
229Cyrano5
229Die Frau ohne Schatten5
229Dr. Miracle5
229Everest5
This work ranks as the #72 most produced North American title since 2000.

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