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We offer a preview discussion of Toledo Opera's upcoming production of Giuseppe Verdi's Il Trovatore, including how the opera's complicated (and sometimes horrifying) plot echoes the experience of contemporary communities of color. You can watch a much more in-depth discussion of these issues in Toledo Opera's Tuesday Talk, streaming (and later archived) on September 28, 2021 at 6:00 PM via Toledo Opera's Facebook page and YouTube channel.
Joining us for this discussion:
Dr. Naomi Andre, Professor in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Women’s and Gender Studies, and the Residential College, University of Michigan.
Sonia Flunder-McNair, Founder of Urban Wholistics
David Ross, Muralist and Creative Placemaking Strategist for The Arts Commission
Alyssa Greenberg, Community Engagement Director for Toledo Opera
Moderated by WGTE radio host and producer Brad Cresswell
Photo: Sonia Flunder-McNair/Toledo Opera