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Let Freedom Sing:
The Story of Marian Anderson

Music by Bruce Adolphe
Libretto by Carolivia Herron

The artistry and dignity, in the midst of racial turmoil, of the great African American contralto Marian Anderson are celebrated in this one act chamber opera, commissioned to honor the 70th anniversary of her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939.

Click here to read background notes by the composer and librettist, and to read the Washington Post review.

Sheet Music Photo InstrumentationSoprano, Alto, Tenor, Baritone, Piano, Percussion
Duration55 minutes
Ages10 to Adult
Grades5 to 12 and above

Commissioned by Washington Performing Arts Society and Washington National Opera

Premiered March 2009 at the Atlas Performing Arts Center

 For rental information, please contact
Julian Fifer
t 212.688.3900
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