Galaxies In Her Eyes will make its world debut at the High Point University Culp Planetarium on April 1, 2, and 3, 2022.

This short, family-friendly opera tells the story of a young girl who dreams of going to the stars. She imaginatively weaves together the stories of astronomical pioneers Annie Jump Cannon, Katherine Johnson, and Ada Lovelace, whose work helps to make that journey possible. Across time and space, she discovers a sisterhood of science which is defined by collaboration, perseverance, a fascination with the unknown - and the importance of doing your math homework.

Galaxies In Her Eyes is made possible by generous support from the HPU Department of Music, the Winston-Salem Symphony, The National Science Foundation (AST #1812874), the HPU Cultural Programs Committee, the HPU Culp Planetarium, and the Stephen and Linda Stone family.

April 1 at 7:30pm
April 2 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
April 3 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm
Culp Planetarium at High Point University

There will be a free livestream of this event on Sunday, April 3rd at 7:30pm. Click here to view information on the livestream (go to the tab marked "tickets and livestream)


Kristine McIntyre, director
Karen Ní Bhroin, conductor
Diana Thompson-Brewer, Eden
Lindsay Kesselman, Ada Lovelace
Amanda Lynn Bottoms, Katherine Johnson
Sarah Nordin, Annie Jump Cannon
PG Hazard, piano
Fabrice Dharamraj, violin 1
Emilia Sharpe, violin 2
Simon Ertz, viola
Laura Shirley, cello
Mark Weiser, composer
Amy Punt, librettist
Scott MacLeod, producer
Brittany Carter, stage manager
Kathy Maxwell, graphics/lighting designer
Troy Morelli, master electrician
Brad Barlow, planetarium director
Erin Brady, planetarium manager
Emmie D’Amico, props mistress and ASM
Jason Estrada, makeup and costume designer
Lani Skelley, assistant production manager
Hailey Turner, assistant production manager

Click here to view a preview on Youtube

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