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Opera Rap: Wrongfully Convicted

  • Holocaust & Humanity Center at Union Terminal 1301 Western Avenue Cincinnati, OH, 45203 United States (map)

Cincinnati Opera’s 2019 season features the world premiere of Blind Injustice, which tells the stories of six Ohio citizens who were imprisoned for crimes they did not commit and eventually freed through the Ohio Innocence Project (OIP). Our panel will explore the topic of wrongful conviction with members of the Blind Injustice creative team, an exoneree whose story will be featured in the new work, and OIP Director Mark Godsey, whose book by the same name inspired the piece. Musical excerpts will be performed by Michelle LaJeunesse, who will sing the role of Nancy Smith in Blind Injustice.

Panelists include:

  • Mark Godsey, OIP Co-Founder & Director

  • Nancy Smith, exoneree freed by the OIP

  • Scott Davenport Richards, Blind Injustice Composer

  • Robin Guarino, Blind Injustice Stage Director & Dramaturg

  • Moderated by Evans Mirageas, Cincinnati Opera’s Harry T. Wilks Artistic Director

Admission is free, but tickets are required. Call the Cincinnati Opera Box Office at (513) 241-2742 to reserve.

Please note: At this time, Blind Injustice has reached capacity and tickets to the opera are not available.

This program is presented in partnership with The Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center and the Ohio Innocence Project, with funding support from The CCM Harmony Fund.