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VOODOO BY HARRY LAWRENCE FREEMAN
June 26, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - June 27, 2015 @ 10:00 pm$25
New York, NY – Morningside Opera, the NYC-based opera company that most recently presented the acclaimed Here Be Sirens and ¡Figaro! (90210), teams up with Harlem Opera Theater and The Harlem Chamber Players to present a concert of the long-lost and historical opera VOODOO, by African-American composer Harry Lawrence Freeman, with a 30-piece orchestra and full chorus. The production is directed Melissa Crespo and Gregory Hopkins is the conductor. Last performed in NYC in 1928, VOODOO, will play two concert performances only on June 26 and 27, 2015 at 7PM at Miller Theatre at Columbia University (2960 Broadway, at the corner of Broadway and 116th street) in Manhattan. Terrance McKnight of WQXR Radio is the evening’s host. Tickets are $25 advance/$30 at the door, with discount tickets available for students and seniors at $20. They can be purchased by visiting https://voodoo.brownpapertickets.com/ or by calling 800-838-3006.
Set on a Louisiana plantation just after the Civil War, VOODOO centers on a classic love triangle between three former slaves, one of whom turns to voodoo to entice her sweetheart and do away with her rival. This historical opera blends Western classical music with extended passages of period dance music, including a “Cake-Walk,” and incorporates settings of several African-American spirituals, such as “Swing Low, Sweet Chariot.”