Sunday, June 11, 2023 @ 2:00pm – 3:00pm (PDT)
Tagney Jones Hall at the Opera Center, Seattle, WA, United States

Inspired by a true story, eleventh grade honor roll student Diane Tran is the child of two Vietnamese immigrants who are now divorced. With her father rarely around and her mother gone, Diane feels bound to help provide financially for her family, be both sister and parent to her siblings, and also keep up her honor roll studies.

Through the lens of an exhausted dream, we follow Diane as she struggles with familial duties, her mother's abandonment, and the injustices of a system lacking compassion or understanding. As Diane's mother shares her own reasons for leaving family behind, Diane must make an impossible decision in this "land of laws."

Music by Huang Ruo; libretto by Bao-Long Chu.

On Friday, June 16 at 7:30pm, we will have a performance reserved for teens only. If you are interested in bringing a group to this performance, please email

About Karen Vuong, soprano (Diane Tran)

About Daniel Klein, bass-baritone (Stanley/Judge Moriarty)