A musical journey across the millennia, Inanna takes us back to
The time is 3000 B.C. in the city of Ur, long before Moses had brought the
before Abraham wept in his cradle — a time of gods and goddesses, heroes and
a time when the people of Sumer worshipped Inanna, the goddess of love.
An opera constructed from ancient texts, Inanna is a modern work by
composer John Craton. Utilizing poetry and narratives from the period, the
three episodes from the Inanna poems of ancient Sumer: the tale of the
huluppu tree, the
courtship of Inanna and Dumuzi, and Inanna’s descent to the Underworld. A
work, Inanna is for full orchestra, vocalists, and dancers.