OperaHERE: Ep. 05 "The Summer King"


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Musicologist Austin Stewart is joined by baseball historian Gary Gillette and soprano Jacqueline Echols to discuss Daniel Sonenberg's new opera THE SUMMER KING. THE SUMMER KING tells the story of Negro Leagues baseball legend Josh Gibson, considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time. It’s a story of talent, heartbreak and one man’s journey to overcome prejudice and discrimination. Libretto by Daniel Sonenberg and Daniel Nester with additional lyrics by Mark Campbell. May 12-20 at The Detroit Opera House Tickets: http://www.michiganopera.org/opera/the-summer-king/ Michigan Opera Theatre’s OperaHERE Podcast is your introduction to the performances seen onstage at the Detroit Opera House. Dive into the tragedy, comedy, and beautiful music of opera with host Austin Stewart and special guests, and prepare yourself for a dazzling night at the opera. The OperaHERE Podcast is produced by Jake Neher in the studios of WDET, and is supported by OPERA America’s Building Opera Audiences grant program, made possible through the generosity of the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation.

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