Monday, March 31, 2008

Opera North Performs “Blake” by H. Leslie Adams in Philadelphia April 12

Opera North announces a production of the 4-act opera Blake by H. Leslie Adams will be conducted by Kay George Roberts on Saturday, April 12, 2008 at 8:00 pm at Trinity Center for Urban Life, 2212 Spruce St., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For tickets and information contact Opera North, Inc. at 215-884-5840 or visit

This is the second in a three-opera concert series, An African American Triptych. The composer's website says of the work: “Blake tells the poignant story of young love, forced separation, and the search for one another and true love. The opera opens with a monologue by Blake (tenor), a 30-year old slave on an American plantation in the deep South just prior to the Civil War.”

Kay George Roberts is Professor of Performance; Area Head, Orchestral Strings; and Director of the University of Massachusetts Lowell String Project. She is also principal conductor for Opera North, Inc. H. Leslie Adams is profiled at

To see the complete Philadelphia area calendar of Black Classical Musicians and Concerts, click Here

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