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OPERA@MORGAN

SPRING 2018 PRODUCTION 

OPERA@MORGAN PRESENTS
Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows
An Opera based on the lives & love of 
Paul Laurence Dunbar and Ruth Alice Moore

Composer & Librettist: Steven M. Allen
Artistic Director: Marquita Lister   
Music Director:  Lester Green   
Stage Director:  Phillip Burgess

Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows traces the tempestuous romance of America's most noted African-American literary couple. Drawing on a variety of love letters, diaries, journals, and autobiographies, Steven Allen dramatizes Dunbar's and Moore's tumultuous affair, from a courtship conducted almost entirely through letters and an elopement brought on by Dunbar's brutal, drunken rape of Moore, through their passionate marriage and its eventual violent dissolution in 1902. 

This is a remarkable story of tragic romance among African-American elites struggling to define themselves and their relationships within the context of post-slavery America.

Acclaimed operatic soprano--and MSU faculty member--Marquita Lister directs the highly-trained voices to great performances.

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Hosted by:  OPERA@MORGAN
Contact Person:  MFAC Ticket Office
Contact Emailmurphyfineartscenter@morgan.edu

Contact Phone #: 443-885-4440


PERFORMANCE TIMES

Monday, April 9, 2018  4:30 pm

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:30 am

Thurday, April 12, 2018 7:30 pm

Saturday, April 14, 2018  7:30 pm

 

TICKET PRICES

General Admission: $20
Seniors & non-MSU Students: $15
MSU Students/Faculty/Staff: $10
Tues Matinee Students: $5

 

Murphy Fine Arts Center Recital Hall, 2201 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21251

Free parking in the rear of the building. 

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