Courageous Characters Sing about Voting Rights in an Adirondack Opera

Strong personalities take center stage in the second of our “Spotlight” series of stories detailing the formation of “Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera.”  Many performers on stage will portray historical people, as they relate the story of an 1840s settlement in North Elba, New York, named Timbuctoo.  Through melodies and lyrics, the people in this drama will help inform our views of voters’ rights and racial issues in the era before the Civil War in America, topics that remain poignant in modern times.

The opera is a work in progress, and viewers of these “Spotlight” stories will learn about the creative process behind it.

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“Spotlight” is made possible, in part, by the Glenn and Carol Pearsall Adirondack Foundation, dedicated to improving the quality of life for year-round residents of the Adirondack Park. “Spotlight” is also supported by Hill & Hollow Music.