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