Poppies are monocarpic

crean, rossa -the priestess of morphine - front cover xs517x517_2xThe Priestess of Morphine is a new short opera with music by Rosśa Crean to a libretto by Aiden K. Feltkamp.  It deals, allusively, with the life of German writer Gertrud Günther who, under the name of Marie-Madeleine was a best selling author of erotic fiction and poetry.  She was also Jewish, a lesbian and an opium addict.  She died rather mysteriously at a sanatorium in Katzenelnbogen in 1944; her work having been denounced as degenerate and banned by the Nazis.

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