Back by popular demand:
Cincinnati Opera presents 'This Little Light of Mine' with Soprano Adrienne Danrich
Public performance Monday, February 18, 7:00 p.m. at the Freedom Center
January 17, 2008, Cincinnati-Cincinnati Opera is proud to present This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price, a musical tribute honoring the groundbreaking careers of these opera legends. After a successful debut tour in 2007, Cincinnati Opera is presenting the piece again this year for a sold-out school tour February 9-22, with a public performance on Monday, February 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Freedom Center's Harriet Tubman Theater.
This Little Light of Mine
Monday, February 18
This Little Light of Mine with soprano Adrienne Danrich celebrates two African-American opera legends with well-known opera excerpts, moving dialogue, and poignant multi-media images. Both Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price overcame many racial barriers from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement to become international opera stars. Ms. Anderson became the first African-American singer to perform at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York and Ms. Price would take that torch and carry it to The Metropolitan Opera and the most prestigious opera houses around the world. This program is recommended for students in grades 6-12, families, and adults.
When: Monday, January 18, 7:00 PM
Where: Freedom Center's Harriet Tubman Theater, 50 East Freedom Way, downtown
Admission: Tickets $5. Call (513) 241-2742.
About Adrienne Danrich
In addition to last year's highly successful tour of This Little Light of Mine, Ms. Danrich performed in the acclaimed community performances of Introducing Margaret Garner in 2005 and as the High Priestess in the company's 2000 production of Aida. She made her professional debut as Pamina in The Magic Flute with the Kentucky Opera while still part of the Artist Diploma program at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Most recently, Ms. Danrich has performed with San Francisco Opera, Opera Pacific, and Dayton Opera. She has recorded under PS Classics, OCP Publications, Soli Deo Gloria Productions and with the Eastman School of Music.
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This Little Light of Mine Presenting Sponsors are Dr. Alvin H. and Jean Crawford.
Cincinnati Opera's 2008 Education Tour is supported by
William P. Anderson Foundation, The Charles Dater Foundation, P&G Fund, Target, and Toyota.
Cincinnati Opera's 2008 Season Presenting Sponsor is National City. The 2008 Summer Festival is made possible with support from the Fine Arts Fund, Ohio Arts Council, City of Cincinnati, and many generous foundations, corporations, and individual donors. Delta Air Lines is the official airline of Cincinnati Opera. Seta Music is the official piano supplier for Cincinnati Opera. The 2008 Summer Festival runs June 11 through July 27 and features Madame Butterfly, Lucia di Lammermoor, Florencia en el Amazonas, and La Traviata. www.cincinnatiopera.org