Fri, Oct 28|
Lensic Performing Arts Center
Santa Fe Opera debut!
Jeri Lynne Johnson leads the production of "This Little Light of Mine" a work that dramatizes the story of Fannie Lou Hamer, a former sharecropper who rose to national prominence at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.
Time & Location
Oct 28, 2022, 7:00 PM – Oct 30, 2022, 2:00 PM
Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA
About the event
Composer Chandler Carter and librettist Diana Solomon-Glover weave text, music and history together tell the story of how the injustices of the Jim Crow South emboldened Fannie Lou Hamer, risked harassment, death threats and suffered police beatings to demand the right to vote for African-Americans; and how she shook the political world during “Freedom Summer” by helping found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. This compelling work was commissioned with support from Opera For All Voices