We’re thrilled to present University of Michigan professor Naomi André, author of the 2018 book Black Opera. Her profound study of gender, characterization, and cultural treatment of African Americans in opera provides an insightful dive into our beloved art form. Ms. André, along with Morris Robinson, Cincinnati Opera’s Artistic Advisor and Porgy in this summer’s production, will offer a fresh perspective on the Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.
André’s book Black Opera will be available for purchase at the event through Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742 to reserve.