Margaret Garner Returns to Detroit -- travels to Chicago

Margaret Garner Returns to Detroit -- travels to Chicago

The product of an unprecedented collaboration between composer Richard Danielpour and Nobel Prize-winning author Toni Morrison, Margaret Garner made its world premiere at the Detroit Opera House in May 2005 to international critical acclaim and sold-out performances. Based on one of the most significant and controversial fugitive slave stories in pre-Civil War America, the opera recounts the compelling, tragic, and inspiring story of Margaret Garner’s quest for freedom.

Many of the artists who created the roles for the world premere in 2005 are returning to Detroit in 2008. Alternating in the title role of Margaret Garner are Denyce Graves, who created the role in the world premiere performances, and Tracie Luck who created the role for the New York City Opera production. Reprising the role he created for the 2005 world premiere is Gregg Baker as Robert Garner, who alternates in the role with Patrick Blackwell, who made his professional debut in the world premiere of Amistad at the Lyric Opera of Chicago in 1997.

Since Margaret Garner made its highly-publicized world premiere in Detroit in 2005, the opera was performed by project co-commissioners Opera Company of Philadelphia and Cincinnati Opera, as well as by New York City Opera and Opera Carolina. Following the five performances in Detroit October 18-25, Michigan Opera Theatre’s production of Margaret Garner will tour to Roosevelt University in Chicago for five performances at the Auditorium Theatre, November 1-9, 2008.


Detroit Opera House
Sat: 10/18/08 at 6:00 PM
Sun: 10/19/08 at 2:30 PM
Wed: 10/22/08 at 7:30 PM
Fri: 10/24/08 at 7:30 PM
Sat: 10/25/08 at 7:30 PM
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313-237-SING (7464)
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(Chicago) Auditorium Theatre
of Roosevelt University

Sat: 11/1/08 at 7:30 PM
Sun: 11/2/08 at 3:00 PM
Thu: 11/6/08 at 7:00 PM
Sat: 11/8/08 at 7:30 PM
Sun: 11/9/08 at 3:00 PM
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