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'Reading Lolita in Tehran' Azar Nafisi's bestselling book, comes to the stage in this new opera by UM doctoral student Elisabeth Mehl Greene, with a libretto by Mitra Motlagh. Based on Nafisi's experiences secretly teaching Western literature to a group of female students after the Iranian Revolution, the work reveals the grim realities of revolutionary Iran but also illuminates the power of literature to provide universal insights into the human condition.

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