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A Lasting Legacy: Exploring the History and Impact of PORGY AND BESS

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

In partnership with Opera Carolina, Johnson C. Smith University, and made possible by the support of Ally Financial,  A Lasting Legacy is a FREE pre-performance panel discussion exploring the lasting and nuanced legacies, histories, and impacts of Porgy and Bess® on the global stage through centering Black voices in North Carolina’s operatic landscape and beyond.

Moderated by Dr. Marcus Pyle, Davidson College

Panelists include:

Dr. Sequina DuBose, UNC Charlotte | Opera Carolina Performer

Dr. Naomi André, National Humanities Center Fellow | UNC Chapel-Hill

Dr. Shawn-Allyce White, Johnson C. Smith University

Dr. Barbara Buck, Johnson C. Smith University


No RSVP needed.  Free for all Porgy and Bess ticket holders.

The Gershwins® PORGY AND BESS® by George Gershwin, DuBose and Dorothy Heyward, and Ira Gershwin. PORGY AND BESS ® is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Tams-Whitmark LLC. www.concordtheatricals.com


January 24
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm