the little OPERA theatre of ny Presents
This Little Light of Mine: the stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Author, Adrienne Danrich
with music by Verdi, Puccini and others
little OPERA presents the NY Premiere of Adrienne Danrich’s one woman show entitled THIS LITTLE LIGHT of MINE: the stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. Originally commissioned by Cincinnati Opera, subsequently performed at Next Act theater in Milwaukee, and taped for MPTV, Ms. Danrich went on to win a Mid- West Emmy for her performance.
This Little Light of Mine is an inventive one-woman musical tribute honoring the ground breaking careers of two African-American opera legends who overcame many racial barriers from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement to become international opera stars. The performance incorporates live singing, storytelling, recorded excerpts and documentary images, and includes opera arias and songs associated with Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price.