Happy Memorial Day to those who observe! Here is some news to start your week!
Lisa Caplan, a PhD candidate in American Studies and Afro-American Studies at Yale has a great contribution to The New Yorker about the need for more diversity in opera productions – as well as what is being done about it. Learn more about Lucien-Léon Guillaume Lambert’s 1903 opera La Flamenca, which just received it’s American premiere in New Orleans, and the significance of performing the work of a black composer by a largely black cast. Read on here.
Adding to the conversation about the changes that the opera world is facing, Victoria Looseleaf at KCET media group discusses how more works by women opera composers are gaining more exposure on the West Coast than in the East. Read more about the past performances and coming premieres by contemporary women composers here.
Be sure to follow BBC Radio 3 for their Composer of the Week series featuring Rebecca Clarke! Listen online here.
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