VOICES OF THE DIASPORA…
HARRIET TUBMAN: THE OPERA
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2020
HARRIET TUBMAN: WHEN I CROSSED THAT LINE TO FREEDOM is a two act opera that tells of how a young girl born in slavery, becomes Harriet Tubman, the legendary Underground Railroad conductor.
Based on recent Tubman biographies, the story is told in the context of Tubman’s tight-knit family of lively characters. HARRIET TUBMAN carries the universal themes of sisterhood, courage, sacrifice and doing what is necessary to keep a family together.
Moreover it is a heartwarming tale of two sisters vowing that nothing but death will separate them, despite the slavery threatening to tear them apart.
“…an ensemble of achingly beautiful arias, duets, trios and choruses that recount the major episodes in Tubman’s career…” – Glenn McNatt – The Baltimore Sun.
Tribute Communities Recital Hall
Accolade East, York University
– a very short distance from ‘York University’ TTC subway station
Children under 12: Free