The acclaimed concert series Jacaranda continues its quest to inspire audiences with the long-awaited concert premiere of ARKHIPOV, an opera by composer Peter Knell and Stephanie Fleischmann, winner of Opera America's 2022 Campbell Librettist Prize. ARKHIPOV chronicles the enthralling true story of the journey of the Soviet nuclear submarine B-59, the events leading to a critical tipping point during the Cold War's Cuban Missile Crisis, and the man responsible for defusing the conflict. Conductor Daniela Candillari makes her Jacaranda debut, leading two back-to-back performances on Friday and Saturday, October 21 and 22, 8 pm, at The Kirk Douglas Theater in Culver City. Presented in partnership with the Wende Museum of the Cold War, ARKHIPOV features ten singers plus the eighteen-member Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble and runs 105 minutes. Director Elkhanah Pulitzer and Cori Ellison bring their artistry to the performance.