As this historic Pride month inches closer to the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, a new opera will debut in New York Friday 21st June 2019.
New York City Opera presents Stonewall as part of its annual Pride series. Composed by Iain Bell with the libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Campbell, Stonewall runs at the Rose Theater at Jazz at Lincoln Center from 21st – 28th June. It’s billed as “a moving and explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humour and, finally, hope of the LGBTQ community’s uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969.”
The opera is divided into three parts and follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when the police push them too far and they find the courage to fight back.
There will be a special Stonewall 50th Anniversary performance of the new opera, hosted by Bob the Drag Queen.
The details: The world premiere of Stonewall by Iain Bell and Mark Campbell runs June 21-28 at JAZZ AT LINCOLN CENTER’S ROSE THEATER, Time Warner Center, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019. For more information and to purchase tickets head to New York City Opera’s Stonewall page.