Jan 10, 2023
In 1986 composer Anthony Davis and librettist Thulani Davis created an opera about the civil rights activist, with a story by Christopher Davis. The revised version comes to Seattle for the first time in winter/spring 2024, in a co-production shared with Detroit Opera, Opera Omaha, the Metropolitan Opera, and Lyric Opera of Chicago. Seattle Opera Dramaturg Jonathan Dean introduces X: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF MALCOLM X 101, with musical examples from from the 2022 Boston Modern Orchestra Project recording of the opera conducted by Gil Rose and starring Davone Tines, Whitney Morrison, Ronnita Miller, Victor Robertson, Joshua Conyers, and Jonathan Harris. Special thanks to Glenn Hare.