Topic: opera

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

Arts & Culture

Headstone brings recognition to Sissieretta Jones, pioneering black opera singer

June 8, 2018 0 comments

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.