The Summer King tells the story of Negro Leagues baseball legend Josh Gibson, considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. It’s a story of talent, heartbreak and one man’s journey to overcome prejudice and discrimination. MOT is proud to present this groundbreaking new work co-produced with the Pittsburgh Opera.
Stephen Lord – “Detroit is such a great sports town. It was home to one of the original Negro National League teams and a place where Josh Gibson played in the visiting dugout. His inspirational story just begs to be told as an opera.”
Classical Revolution Northern Colorado will partner with nationally-regarded tenor, Anthony McGlaun, CSU professors JohnSeeshultz, Madeline and Matthew Harvey, and SMTD students to present the NoCo premiere of a selection of vocal chamber works by several pioneering black composers.
Through live music and dance, Color of Change explores personal experiences and perceptions of culture and diversity in our community. Special pre-show talk begins at 6:00pm.
Who will reign supreme in this incredible performance? You choose the winner at every show! Featuring the music of beloved artists like Marvin Gaye, Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, The Temptations, The Beach Boys, Stevie Wonder, Herman’s Hermits, and many more. Join the Motones and the Jerseys for an evening of 60’s song, dance, and crowd interaction. We’re glad you got a seat, but you don’t need to stay in it! Motones vs. Jerseys will play at Boulder Dinner Theater from December 10th through January 28th on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings at 7:30 PM, so bring your friends and get ready to dance the night away!
McGlaun is currently performing in the 60th Anniversary Season of The Lyric Opera of Chicago. He will perform in various shows in the 2014/2015 season at The Lyric Opera of Chicago, in Chicago, IL. For more information, see below:
II Trovatore, October 27 - November 29, 2014
Porgy & Bess, November 17 - December 20, 2014
Tosca, January 24 - March 14, 2015
Tannhäuser, February 9 - March 6, 2015
The Passenger, February 24 - March 15, 2015
It’s spectacular, it’s thrilling, and it’s free!
Lyric Opera kicks off the 60th Anniversary Season with a fun, outdoor, family-friendly event - and you're invited! Bring your friends and your picnic basket and relax under the stars as many of Lyric Opera's most acclaimed voices provide you with a sampling of scenes from your most beloved operas. With the renowned Lyric Opera Orchestra and Chorus performing an array of showpieces, Sir Andrew Davis conducts this annual iconic evening featuring stars from the 2014-15 Diamond Anniversary Season.
Get a taste of next season with highlights including the overture from Tannhäuser performed by the Lyric Opera Orchestra, the Act One finale of Tosca featuring Mark Delavan and John Irvin, and the final scene of Don Giovanni with Mariusz Kwiecień, Marina Rebeka, Ana María Martínez, Antonio Poli, and Andrea Silvestrelli, and more! Also included are selections from Macbeth, Rigoletto, and Iris.
Plus, enjoy a pre-concert performance from 6:45pm - 7:10pm given by members of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America.
Don't miss a single word of this year's concert! For the first time ever, you'll be able to follow along with line-by-line translations in real time by visiting lyricoperalive.org on your mobile device or online during the performance. (Link will be live on September 6.)
Music By Jerome Kern - Book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II
Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber
To be presented as a San Francisco Opera premiere at War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, CA.
A true classic of American musical theater, this tale of life on the Mississippi from the 1880s to the 1920s is both a poignant love story and a powerful reminder of the bitter legacy of racism.
Performance: Young Man
To be presented in collaboration with Sankofa Theater Company, Townsend Opera is presenting the world premiere of this uniquely American opera at the Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto, CA.
Tawawa House, an opera by African-American composer Zenobia Powell Perry, tells the story of a real hotel and resort in Xenia Springs, OH that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad, later becoming one of the first African-American colleges in the country. The opera offers a glimpse into the lives of people who lived and worked at Tawawa House after gaining their freedom, and the people who helped them protect their freedom as the country braced for Civil War.
5/2 - 7:30PM
5/4 - 2:00PM
A new fully-staged production of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata to be presented as a part of Boheme Opera NJ's 25th Anniversary, at The Kendall Main Stage Theatre, The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), Center for the Arts.
3/28 - 8:00PM
3/30 - 3:00PM
Performance: Alfredo (cover)
Music by Wolfgang Amadeuz Mozart
Original Libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie
2013 script adapted from the original The Impresario (Der Schauspieldirektor)
by David Richmond and Wendy Tauchner with Nicole Aiossa
To be performed on March 13th, 7PM at The Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York, NY
Performance: Vincenzo Birdwhistle
Music and libretto by Nkeiru Okoye
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two-act theatrical work that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad Conductor. Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is narrated and told in the context of Tubman's tight-knit family of lively characters. Harriet Tubman carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together. Moreover, it is a heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart.
2/21 - 7:30PM
2/22 - 3:00PM
2/27 - 7:30PM
3/1 - 7:30PM
Performance: Robert Ross
An all-day interactive musical workshop and concert through The Learning Arts, a sector of Associated Solo Artists, Inc., a non-profit company providing arts-based interdisciplinary programs, for students in K2-5 grade(s) in the Lake Pleasant School District in Speculator, NY.