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Joplin, painting by Don Locke

Opera Legends in Black

Free Admission

Location

Windmill Library, outside

Windmill Library Theatre

7060 W Windmill Ln. ∙ Las Vegas ∙ 89113

Run Time

60 minutes

Intermission

No intermission

Language

Italian, French, German, English

Premiered

Program Premiere: February 2017

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Come As You Are

Celebrate a rich African-American legacy with a tribute concert to honor mega accomplishments of beloved singers and composers who triumphed in spite of challenging routes to inclusion. Some of the Southwest’s most accomplished singers will regale audiences with selections recalling many of Operadom’s stellar Black operatic practitioners.

ART BY DON LOCKE

Opera Las Vegas cordially invites you to celebrate Black History Month with this memorable and melodious homage. Free admission.

Opera Legends in Black

Honoring the Accomplishments and Artistry of:

  • Leontyne Price: "Vissi d’arte" (Christina)
  • Jessye Norman: "My Man’s Gone Now" (Kourtney)
  • Scott Joplin, from Treemonisha:
    • "The Sacred Tree" (Christina)
    • "Wrong Is Never Right" (Travis)
    • "Aunt Dinah Blowed De Horn" (Kourtney)
    • "A Real Slow Drag" (Travis, Christina and Kourtney)
  • Leona Mitchell: "Signore ascolta" (Kourtney)
  • Martina Arroyo: "Ernani involami" (Christina)
  • George Shirley: "Ah! lève-toi, soleil!" (Travis)
  • Grace Bumbry, Shirley Verrett, Denyce Graves: Habanera (Kourtney)
  • Roland Hayes: "Good News" (Travis)
  • Marion Anderson: "America" (Christina)
  • Reri Grist: "Somewhere" (Travis, Christina, Kourtney)
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