Earlier this month, audiences in several churches across Northwest Ohio celebrated Black History Month by experiencing the powerful AOP-commissioned opera by Nkeiru Okoye based on the life of American icon Harriet Tubman. It was presented by Cleveland Opera Theater and Oberlin Opera Theater.
"an emotionally charged and musically sublime experience" - Cleveland Plain Dealer FULL REVIEW
"In her opera Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom, composer-librettist Nkeiru Okoye deftly pieces together a kaleidoscopic musical fabric of disconcerting beauty equalling that of the quilt masterpieces of Gees Bend, Alabama." - I Care If You Listen FULL REVIEW