Come see me in the ensemble of “Strange Fruit,” an American Opera by composer Chandler Carter and librettist Joan Ross Sorkin. Ticket information can be found at the Harlem School of the Arts website here. Performances are Friday, February 27th, 8 pm and Sunday, March 1st, 2 pm at the HSA’s Gathering Space at 645 St. Nicholas Avenue, New York. Price is $15. To reserve tickets, call: 212 926 4100 x325
“Strange Fruit,” is based on the controversial book of the same name by Lillian Smith, which was in turn inspired by the famous Billie Holiday song (wikipedia article here). It tells the “tragic story of an interracial love affair between a young black woman and a young white man in a small town in Georgia in 1920.” More information about the show and its creative team can be found at the New York City Opera pressroom online here.