Davis: Going Up on Stage: “X”

Davis: Going Up on Stage: “X”
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On 2 June, Anthony Davis’s groundbreaking opera X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X begins its run of eight performances at Oakland Opera Theatre. Michael Mohammed directs and Deirdre McClure conducts Davis’s searing political drama. Baritone Joseph Wright stars as political activist Malcolm X. “I am very excited and honored,” Davis comments, “that the Oakland Opera Theatre has chosen to present the upcoming production of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X. It has been almost 20 years since the premiere of X at New York City Opera and it is very gratifying to me that the opera continues to resonate with the public.”

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