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Lyrics of Sunshine ... in the Recital Hall
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Hosted by:  OPERA@MORGAN
Contact Person:  MFAC Ticket Office
Contact Email:  murphyfineartscenter@morgan.edu
Contact Phone #: 443-885-4440

Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows
An Opera based on the lives & love of
Paul Laurence Dunbar and Ruth Alice Moore

Composer & Librettist: Steven M. Allen
Artistic Director: Marquita Lister  
Music Director:  Lester Green  
Stage Director:  Phillip Burgess

Lyrics of Sunshine and Shadows traces the tempestuous romance of America's most noted African-American literary couple. Drawing on a variety of love letters, diaries, journals, and autobiographies, Steven Allen dramatizes Dunbar's and Moore's tumultuous affair, from a courtship conducted almost entirely through letters and an elopement brought on by Dunbar's brutal, drunken rape of Moore, through their passionate marriage and its eventual violent dissolution in 1902.

This is a remarkable story of tragic romance among African-American elites struggling to define themselves and their relationships within the context of post-slavery America.

Acclaimed operatic soprano--and MSU faculty member--Marquita Lister directs the highly-trained voices to great performances.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 10:30 am
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Thursday, April 12, 2018 7:30 pm
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Saturday, April 14, 2018 7:30 pm
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murphy fine arts center
 General Admission: $20
Seniors & non-MSU Students: $15
MSU Students/Faculty/Staff: $10
Tues Matinee Students: $10
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