RISE FOR FREEDOM BY ADOLPHUS HAILSTORK

Rise for Freedom by Adolphus Hailstork

A new production of African-American composer Hailstork’s one-act opera that tells The John Parker Story. Starring an interracial cast, the English-language opera takes place in Ripley, Ohio in 1860, and tells the story of John Parker, a freed slave who risks his own freedom to help slaves escape bondage in Kentucky. A moving tale of heroism and self sacrifice as told by our country’s leading African American composer. Performed by Opera Carolina and Firebird Alliance & Vox.

 

EVENT DATES:

Friday, April 4, 2014

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Sunday, April 6, 2014

LOCATION: Sharon Presbyterian Church