The next presentation by Sun Valley Opera and Broadway’s Live Simulcast Opera Performances is X: The Life and Times of Malcom X on Saturday, November 18, 2023. More information can be found at www.sunvalleyopera.com.
Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking and influential opera premiered in 1986. Theater luminary and Tony-nominated director of Slave Play Robert O’Hara oversees a potent new staging that imagines Malcolm as an Everyman whose story transcends time and space. An exceptional cast of breakout artists and young Met stars enliven the operatic retelling of the civil rights leader’s life. Baritone Will Liverman, who triumphed in the Met premiere of Fire Shut Up in My Bones, sings Malcolm X, alongside soprano Leah Hawkins as his mother, Louise; mezzo-soprano Raehann Bryce-Davis as his sister Ella; bass-baritone Michael Sumuel as his brother Reginald; and tenor Victor Ryan Robertson as Nation of Islam leader Elijah Muhammad. Kazem Abdullah conducts the newly revised score, which provides a layered, jazz-inflected setting for the esteemed writer Thulani Davis’s libretto.
Doors open at 10:30am. The concession counter will be open. The production begins at 10:55am.
The Magic Lantern is located at 100 East 2nd Street in Ketchum and tickets can be purchased at the door. Magic Lantern is a cash only business. Mlcinemas.com