october, 2024

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12oct7:30 pmSeattle Opera: JubileeA world premiere opera


Event Details

Created and directed by Tazewell Thompson
Vocal arrangements by Dianne Adams McDowell
Orchestrated by Michael Ellis Ingram

A world premiere opera. Not long after Emancipation and the end of the Civil War, the historic Fisk Jubilee Singers came together and changed music forever. Telling the story of the ensemble’s early members, this opera—which includes over 40 spirituals—follows them on their first tours, raising funds for the fledgling Fisk University and spreading their music around the world. From threats of violence to a pivotal performance for Queen Victoria, the singers share their personal histories through powerful vignettes full of humor, heartbreak, and hope.

This newly orchestrated ensemble opera by renowned writer and director Tazewell Thompson (Blue ’22) features 13 singers performing spirituals such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot,” “Balm In Gilead,” “Deep River,” “Go Down, Moses,” “On Ma Journey Now,” “Wade In The Water,” “Steal Away,” “Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel,” and many more.


(Saturday) 7:30 pm


McCaw Hall, Seattle

321 Mercer Street

Future Event Times in this Repeating Event Series

october 13, 2024 2:00 pmoctober 16, 2024 7:30 pmoctober 19, 2024 7:30 pmoctober 20, 2024 2:00 pmoctober 22, 2024 11:00 amoctober 25, 2024 7:30 pmoctober 26, 2024 7:30 pm

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