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Opera Philadelphia

Cycles of My Being

Friday
Nov 20, 2020
Monday
May 31, 2021
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Overview

Cycles of My Being, a song cycle that centers on what it means to be a Black man living in America today, had its world premiere on February 20, 2018 in Philadelphia with tenor Lawrence Brownlee and conducted by the composer, Tyshawn Sorey. The San Francisco Chronicle called it “a work of both anguish and optimism, at once accusatory and stirring...whose traversal feels like a descent into a maelstrom followed by the emergence out the other side.”

The show will premiere on Friday, November 20, at 8:00 p.m. EST, and remain available on-demand throughout the season with an Opera Philadelphia Channel Season Pass. It will also be available for a seven-day rental starting Friday, November 20 at 8:00 p.m.

“These are divided times, but the goal of Cycles of My Being is neither to widen those rifts, nor to re-open old wounds. The goal is foster mutual respect, understanding, and communication across races and generations. History unfolds in cycles, and with this work, we hope to balance the stark challenges of our present reality with a resolute resilience, and an unwavering hope for a better future.”-Lawrence Brownlee

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