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Wine and food tasting at 7:00, Concert begins at 8:00PM
*PLEASE NOTE THE CRYPT IS NOT WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE - THERE ARE STAIRS*
Soprano Alyson Cambridge takes a break from singing at the world's top opera stages (as well as modeling, acting and hosting...nbd...) to present a very special program in the Crypt: William Bolcom's acclaimed song cycle From the Diary of Sally Hemings. The eighteen imagined diary entries tell the life story of Thomas Jefferson's slave-turned-mistress, grappling with issues of race, regret, respect and love that are as relevant today as they were back then.
Cambridge has been hailed by critics as radiant,vocally assured, dramatically subtle and compelling, and artistically imaginative (Washington Post), noted for her powerful, clear voice (New York Times) and revelatory, sensual, smoky readings (Opera News). We're excited to have her join us in the Crypt.
In these times of racial division, there are lessons to be learned from the past. No better story to learn from than this, and no better storyteller than Alyson Cambridge.
There will be a wine tasting and hors d'ouevres reception at 7:00(included in ticket price) before descending into the crypt. The wines are selected byMagnvm Opvs, and the food byWard 8 Events, both tailored to the characteristics of the music being performed.
*Thank you to our sponsor Yamaha for the piano!*
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