Scholar Naomi André talks to Lara Pellegrinelli about ‘Black Opera: History, Power, Engagement,’ her new book about the intersection of opera and black culture, singers, and characters in the U.S. and South Africa.
About Lara Pellegrinelli
Lara Pellegrinelli is an arts journalist and scholar. She’s contributed to National Public Radio, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Village Voice. She teaches at MIT and New England Conservatory. Follow her on Twitter: @iveheardworse.
Entries by Lara Pellegrinelli
Brooklyn musician and luthier Mamie Minch talks about her fondness for vintage instruments, how she got her start repairing them, and the ukulele-building camp for girls she’ll run at Jalopy Theatre July 16-21.
Jazz journalist and scholar Lara Pellegrinelli addresses issues of harassment and abuse endured by women in jazz, the #MeToo groundswell, and why recent reports of improvement might be premature.
Saxophonist and composer Jane Ira Bloom talks about her latest project, ‘Wild Lines,’ an exploration of poet Emily Dickinson’s musical inclinations and improvisational skills.
Nine Doors, a full length, multilingual, ritual music drama by Jen Shyu, came about as the result of a self-issued artistic challenge. “I wanted to write for as big a group as I could,” Shyu says, “and then distill it down to a solo.”