Topic: opera

Eric Nathan, professor of music, composed “Some Favored Nook,” which tells the story of the long friendship between Dickinson and Higginson.  The chamber opera, performed by two vocalists and a pianist, was presented by FirstWorks last Sunday in the First Unitarian Church of Providence.

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University professor fuses Dickinson’s poetry with music

March 5, 2019 0 comments

In his lecture last Friday, Assistant Professor of Music Eric Nathan said, “Emily Dickinson’s poems are perfect on their own, they don’t need music to become better … But I think music, in the context of a long story, can help us see and reflect more deeply and emotionally on what is being said.”

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

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Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

June 8, 2018 1 comment

Though black opera singer and Providence native Sissieretta Jones was the highest paid black performer of her time, she passed away in relative obscurity 85 years ago, leaving an unmarked grave. This weekend, bookstore Stages of Freedom will change that.

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‘The Beggar’s Opera’ to provide ‘hip’ take on British classic

March 17, 2016 0 comments

This weekend, Brown Opera Productions will put on an opera written before the Declaration of Independence.