Thursday, May 3, 2018 Opera in the Rock Performs "Troubled Island" by William Grant Still, Fri. 7:30 & Sun. 3:00, North Little Rock, AR

William Grant Still (1895-1978)

May 3, 2018

Corruption, revolution and assassination follow Jean Jacques Dessalines declaring himself emperor of a previously independent Haiti in 1791 in William Grant Still's opera Troubled Island (libretto by Langston Hughes and Verna Arvey), which Opera in the Rock will stage 7:30 p.m. Friday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Center for Humanities and Arts, main campus, University of Arkansas-Pulaski Technical College, 3000 W. Scenic Drive, North Little Rock. An all-black cast of local and regional operatic talent will sing the opera in English with supertitles. Arlene Biebesheimer directs; Paul Dickinson conducts. Tickets are $20-$60, $15 for students. Visit or 

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