What is Timbuctoo, and why are we singing about it?

An Adirondack opera in the works!

Enjoy the first in our “Spotlight” series of stories detailing the formation of “Promised Land: an Adirondack Folk Opera.”  Performers on stage will sing of an 1840s Adirondack settlement named Timbuctoo.  The opera treats themes including civil rights, voters’ rights, and racial issues in the era before the Civil War in America.

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

Enjoy extra interviews and related content at mountainlake.org/folkopera.

This project is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit www.arts.gov.

“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. pearsallfoundation.org “Spotlight” is also supported by Hill & Hollow Music. hillandhollowmusic.org