"The Voice of My Beloved/Arise, My Love, My Fair” a duet for tenor and soprano from Frederick Douglass, an opera by Dorothy Rudd Moore, will be performed by Boston Lyric Opera in a concert series of scenes/selections from several dramatic works. BLO joins forces with CASTLE OF OUR SKINS to showcase the lives and stories of Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman, Martin Luther King Jr., and Paul Robeson through the music of opera. Paired with spoken word, art song, spirituals and history, their lives—and those of other legendary liberators—take center stage.
Featuring the music of composers Nkeiru Okoye, Adolphus Hailstork, Dorothy Rudd Moore, Margaret Bonds, and Undine Smith Moore.
• THURSDAY, MAY 31 AT 6PM | Codman Square BPL branch, Dorchester
• FRIDAY, JUNE 1 AT 12:30PM | Central Library, Copley Square | Concert in the Courtyard series
• THURSDAY, JUNE 7 AT 6PM | West End BPL branch, Boston
All events are free and open to the community.
This concert and educational series is dedicated to celebrating Black artistry through music. The artists, based in Boston, MA, are driven to bring greater cultural representation to the stage with an inventive mix of Black history, culture and Classical music.