1. American Opera Projects presents HARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM
February 21 & 27, 2014 | 7:30PMFebruary 22 | 3:00PMMarch 1 | 7:30PM Irondale Center - 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217
WORLD PREMIERE CHAMBER VERSION
Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two act folk opera by Nkeiru Okoye that tells how a young girl born in slavery becomes the legendary Underground Railroad conductor, Harriet Tubman (Metropolitan Opera’s Janinah Burnett). Okoye takes audiences on a veritable tour of early African-American music with a score that incorporates gospel spirituals, ragtime, early blues and more, performed by The Harlem Chamber Players. www.operaprojects.org/tubman
“Okoye’s [Harriet Tubman] is an ensemble of achingly beautiful arias, duets, trios and choruses that recount the major episodes in Tubman’s career…” – The Baltimore Sun
Presented in rep with Irondale Ensemble Project’s Color Between the Lines as part of the Lines of Freedom Festival featuring works of musical theater that pay tribute to the heroes who fought for the end of slavery. Tickets start at $15. http://irondale.org/LinesOfFreedom.html
Watch a scene from December’s Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom concert at the Schomburg Center!

    American Opera Projects presents
    HARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM

    February 21 & 27, 2014 | 7:30PM
    February 22 | 3:00PM
    March 1 | 7:30PM

    Irondale Center - 85 South Oxford St., Brooklyn, NY 11217

    WORLD PREMIERE CHAMBER VERSION

    Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom is a two act folk opera by Nkeiru Okoye that tells how a young girl born in slavery becomes the legendary Underground Railroad conductor, Harriet Tubman (Metropolitan Opera’s Janinah Burnett). Okoye takes audiences on a veritable tour of early African-American music with a score that incorporates gospel spirituals, ragtime, early blues and more, performed by The Harlem Chamber Players. www.operaprojects.org/tubman

    “Okoye’s [Harriet Tubman] is an ensemble of achingly beautiful arias, duets, trios and choruses that recount the major episodes in Tubman’s career…”The Baltimore Sun

    Presented in rep with Irondale Ensemble Project’s Color Between the Lines as part of the Lines of Freedom Festival featuring works of musical theater that pay tribute to the heroes who fought for the end of slavery. Tickets start at $15. http://irondale.org/LinesOfFreedom.html

    Watch a scene from December’s Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom concert at the Schomburg Center!

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