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Marian's Song

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March
Thursday
05
07:00 PM
March
Friday
06
07:00 PM
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Language

English

Age

This production is appropriate for all ages

Running Time

60 minutes

Subject

Marian's Song

Song oh Houston Logo

 

 

Music by Damien Sneed
Libretto by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
Commissioned by HGOco
World Premiere

Cullen Theater

Premiering in March 2020

Houston Grand Opera’s 68th world premiere is the HGO-commissioned Marian’s Song, composed by Damien Sneed to a libretto by Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton, Houston’s poet laureate emeritus. The opera is based on the life of Marian Anderson, one of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century, who broke racial barriers throughout her storied career. This innovative fusion of opera, spoken word, and multimedia projections is conducted by Benjamin Manis.

 

Marian Anderson

Marian Anderson
Photo by Carl Van Vechten 1940


 

CAST    
Marian Anderson   

Zoie Reams

     
Neveah   Tina B
     
Billy King   Nicholas Newton
     
Eleanor Roosevelt/Mrs. Roberts   Cynthia Clayton
     
Pastor/Walter White  

Geoffrey Peterson

     
     

CAST

Tina B
Tina B *
Neveah
Zoie Reams
Marian Anderson
Classmate/Billy King
Geoffrey Peterson
Pastor/Promoter/Walter White
Cynthia Clayton
Jane/Mrs. Roberts/Eleanor Roosevelt

CREATIVE TEAM

Damien Sneed
Damien Sneed
Composer
Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
*
Librettist
Benjamin Manis
Benjamin Manis
Conductor
Dennis Whitehead Darling
Dennis Whitehead Darling
Stage Director
Kristie Shackelford
Kristie Shackelford
Costume Design

* HGO debut
** HGO Studio Artist
*** Former HGO Studio Artist
Production Sponsors