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Part 2: A Tribute to Black Women in Opera

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Saturday, February 08, 2020 1:00 PM

Mariah Anderson’s triumphant breaking of the Met’s color barrier in 1955 is just one example of the impact of black women on operatic history – dating all the way back to soprano Sissierette Jones in the late 1800s. In Part 2, Tanisha Mitchell explores legendary black women who triumphed performing opera’s most coveted diva roles. This presentation will focus on stars like Mattiwilda Dobbs, Leontyne Price, Florence Quivar, Shirley Verrett, Camilla Williams, Martina Arroyo, and Jessye Norman.

This course has two sessions. To purchase all sessions of The Enduring Legacy of Black Singers in Opera, please click here.

This session will be held in the Opera Learning Center, located on the 6th Floor of the Samuel B. and David Rose Building at Lincoln Center, 65th Street between Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue. For questions, please call the LCE Ticket Line at 212-769-7028, Monday-Friday 10am-4pm.

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