Beethoven's Fidelio is adapted to take place in the time of Black Lives Matter at this Met performance by the voices of more than 100 incarcerated singers and 70 volunteers from six prison choirs: Oakdale Community Choir, KUJI Men's Chorus, UBUNTU Men's Chorus, HOPE Thru Harmony Women's Choir, East Hill Singers, and Voices of Hope. In this daring adaptation, a Black activist is wrongfully incarcerated. His wife, Leah, disguises herself to infiltrate the system and free him. But when injustice reigns, one woman's grit may not be enough to save her love. Attendees at the February 10 performance are invited to stay for a post-show discussion on prison reform and the abolition movement with social justice advocates Donna Hylton and Charity Chandler-Cole. Seating for this performance will be socially distanced. The suggested age for this performance is 12 and up.
Beethoven's opera told through the lens of Black Lives Matter
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