Sat, Apr 23|
Quamino's Map - World Premiere
Excited to be making my Chicago Opera Theater debut with a great new piece by composer Errollyn Wallen and librettist Deborah Brevoort!
Time & Location
Apr 23, 2022, 7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
Studebaker Theater, 410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
About the event
Composed by Errollyn Wallen with a libretto by Deborak Brevoort, the story of Quamino's Map is as follows: Juba Freeman arrives in London after winning his freedom from slavery by fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War. Thrown headfirst into British society, he meets Amelia Alumond, a member of the British Black gentry, and reconnects with other ex-slaves who are struggling to build new lives for themselves as free men. Inspired by historical events, the opera sheds a light on a forgotten corner of history – and challenges current assumptions of what life was like in 18th-century London for a person of color.