Monday, March 11, 2019

John Malveaux: Lawrence Brownlee and Anthony Davis in "Equity and Diversity in the Arts"

John Malveaux and Lawrence Brownlee

John Malveaux and Anthony Davis

John Malveaux of 

Attended March 10, 2019 Long Beach Opera  Community Conversations #2 "Equity and Diversity in the Arts" at Museum of Latin American Art. A panel discussion included the "Prince of Tenors", Lawrence Brownlee, and Anthony Davis, composer of the opera THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE. In addition to singing renowned bel canto roles, Lawrence Brownlee also sang the role of Charlie Parker in the 2015 opera YARDBIRD. Brownlee is currently helping the Philadelphia Opera achieve greater diversity and expanded repertoire. Tenor Lawrence Brownlee and bass-baritone Eric Owens will team on stage March 13, 2019 at Disney Concert Hall for an unprecedented Los Angeles recital.

Long Beach Opera will stage CENTRAL PARK FIVE June 15, 22 & 23  2019  Anthony Davis other operas include 
  • X, or The Life and Times of Malcolm X, opera in three acts
    Libretto by Thulani Davis after an original story by Christopher Davis.
    September 28, 1986, New York City Opera ((stage premiere)); October 9, 1985, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ((concert premiere))
  • Under the Double Moon
    Libretto by Deborah Atherton.
    1989, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Tania
    Libretto by John-Michael LaChiusa.
    1992, American Music Theater Festival, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Amistad, opera in two acts
    Libretto by Thulani Davis.
    November 29, 1997, Lyric Opera of Chicago
  • Wakonda's Dream
    Libretto by Yusef Komunyakaa.
    March 7, 2007, Opera Omaha, Orpheum Theater, Omaha, Nebraska

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