Ran across another interesting opera. It’s called “A Scholar under Seige” and is by Michael Braz and opens tonight in Georgia. I ran across it on Arts Journal Daily’s music section (which I have on RSS feed on my google page). They didn’t link into the Washington Post AP article or the Playbill Arts article by Vivien Schweitzer. Instead they linked into the Atlanta Journal Constitution article which has a short excerpt you can listen to. I listened and I kind of liked it.
The story is apparently based on Georgia governer Eugene Talmudge‘s actions regarding segregation of George state universities and a couple of teachers.
I especially liked this quote from the composer, Michael Braz,
“I’m not an opera fanatic, but to me opera is not a bad way to tell a story.”