Sat, Apr 23|
Quamino's Map - Elizabeth
World Premiere Music by Errollyn Wallen Libretto by Deborah Brevoort
Time & Location
Apr 23, 7:30 PM CDT
Studerbaker Theater, 410 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
About the event
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.