In October, we announced As Told By: History, Race, and Justice on the Opera Stage, the most extensive and ambitious presentation of opera by Black composers to ever take place in the US. Starting with Anthony Davis’ X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, As Told By is a series of five operas that depict vital figures of Black liberation and thought across 250 years of history.
Anthony Davis: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X
Anthony Davis is perhaps best known for this opera, which enjoyed a sold-out premiere production at the New York City Opera in 1986. This revised version stars Davóne Tines, Musical America’s Vocalist of the Year, and will be held in Dorchester’s Strand Theatre, just blocks away from Malcolm X’s Boston home.