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World Premiere

Sunday, May 5, 2024 - 2 p.m. ET

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Appropriate for: All audiences
Corson Auditorium Adult: $34; Child through College: $19

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Experience the world premiere production of the groundbreaking opera, Edmonia.

Composed by acclaimed musician and educator Dr. Bill Banfield, the two-act opera chronicles the extraordinary life and career of 19th century Black and Native American sculptor Edmonia Lewis—from her turbulent time at Oberlin College to her recognition as an internationally celebrated artist, posthumous erasure, and dramatic rediscovery. Broadway actor Sydney James Harcourt, and emerging opera performer Amber Cierra Merritt star alongside Arts Academy students in the incredible true story of a long-forgotten, barrier-breaking artist.

Visiting from out of town? Specially priced lodging bundles are available through the Stone Hotel. Our hotel packages include premium tickets to this event and overnight hotel accommodations. We offer a variety of lodging options from standard hotel rooms to lakeside cottages. Call 231.276.7570 or email to secure your reservation. For online reservations, use the promo code: EDMONIA

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This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.