Monday, July 22, 2013

AOP Composers & the Voice: 'TRUTH, An American Opera about Sojourner Truth' with Baritone Jorell Williams, August 9, 12, 16, 17 & 25, 2013

Jorell Williams, Baritone
 (Julie DeMarre Photography)

AOP Composers & the Voice: 2013-14 Season

TRUTH, An American Opera about Sojourner Truth
Once in a Blue Moon Music
Writer: Music by Paula M. Kimper, Libretto by Talaya Delaney
Director: Linda McInerney and Lori Holmes Clark
Illuminating the life and legacy of a brilliant African American woman, a former slave who became an Abolitionist. She sets herself free and dedicates her life to freeing others. The score is lyrical, and many of the words Sojourner's own. 
1h 30m   Local   Manhattan, NY   
Musical   Drama   truthopera2013   
VENUE #7: Theatre 80
FRI 9 @ 3:00  MON 12 @ 4:15  FRI 16 @ 7:45  SAT 17 @ 9:15  SUN 25 @ 5:45  

Jorell Williams, acclaimed by The New York Times for his "magnificent, rich toned" baritone and ​his"perfect" comic timing, is gaining international success on both the opera and concert stages. His 2013 season begins with the role of the Nurse/Lawyer in the world-premiere of Anthony Davis' opera Lear on the second floor at the Conrad Prebys Music Center in San Diego, Maximilian in Candide with Amarillo Opera, Buddenbrooks Buff in ​​Mozart's​ Impressario with Wendy Taucher Dance Opera Theater, Belcore in L'elisir d'amore with the Martina Arroyo Foundation’s Prelude to Performance, Frederick Douglass in Paula Kimper's Truth with the New York International Fringe Festival, Wynton Marsalis' U.S. tour of Abyssinian Mass with Chorale LeChateau and the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, and Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem with the Omaha Symphony.  This fall, he returns as a Resident Artist for American Opera Projects 2013-2014 Composers & the Voice series.

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