Thursday, May 20, 2021 HIGHWAY 1, U.S.A.: William Grant Still May 29, June 4, 9, 13, 17 at 8 p.m. CT

A long-neglected treasure from the “Dean of African-American Composers”

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis

What would you do for family? 

Bob and Mary have worked hard and sacrificed much to put Bob’s brother Nate through school. Meanwhile, Mary dreams of the day when she and Bob can put their hard-earned money towards their own future. When Nate shows no inclination to strike out on his own, tensions slowly build to a breaking point. This intimate opera by the “Dean of African-American Composers” features a sweeping score that brilliantly blends elements of Romanticism, blues, and musical theater — and proves itself more than worthy of being restored to the operatic canon.

The run time for Highway 1, U.S.A. is approximately fifty minutes, with no intermission. Highway 1, U.S.A. is performed in English, accompanied by members of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

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