“This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price”
PUCCINI Tu che di gel from Turandot
PUCCINI Tu, tu piccolo iddio from Madama Butterfly
SPIRITUAL He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands
The voice of Midwest Emmy-winning soprano Adrienne Danrich has been described as “fresh liquid-silver” and “meltingly tender in its high, floating vulnerability” by Opera News.Danrich has performed with opera companies around the world, including San Francisco Opera, Opera Pacific, and Dayton Opera. In 2006, she received a commission from Cincinnati Opera to write and perform a one-woman show, This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price. This production premiered in 2007 at the Cincinnati Opera and has since been presented at various venues nationwide. PBS Milwaukee (MPTV) filmed and televised the performance in 2011, resulting in Danrich winning a Midwest Emmy for Outstanding Achievement for On Camera Talent as a Performer and Narrator. Danrich received her second commission from Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Lively Arts Concert Series in 2010 for a second show, An Evening in the Harlem Renaissance, which she also performs around the country.
About This Little House of Mine:
The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Adrienne Danrich celebrates two African-American opera legends with well-known opera excerpts, moving dialogue, and poignant multi-media images. Both Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price overcame many racial barriers from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement to become international opera stars. Anderson became the first African-American singer to perform at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York and Ms. Price would take that torch and carry it to The Metropolitan Opera and the most prestigious opera houses around the world. This program is recommended for students in grades 6-12, families, and adults.