Soprano Adrienne Danrich returns to St. Louis
8/30/2017 NOTE: TICKETS SOLD OUT, WAIT-LIST IS FULL.
- This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
- Sunday, September 24, 2017, from 4-5 PM
- at St. Timothy's Episcopal Church in Creve Coeur (reception following event)
Created by Adrienne Danrich under a commission from the Cincinnati Opera, This Little Light of Mine is a one-woman musical tribute honoring the ground breaking careers of two African-American opera legends who overcame racial barriers from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement to become international opera stars. Marian Anderson became the first African-American singer to perform at The Metropolitan Opera House in New York and Leontyne Price would take that torch and carry it to The Metropolitan Opera and the most prestigious opera houses around the world.
Adrienne narrates this remarkable story with dialogue, songs, and arias. The show also includes multi-media images and a few audio excerpts of their most famous recordings.
Adrienne was born and raised in St. Louis. She attended All Saints Church in her youth and is the goddaughter of Rose-Marie Bell, a long-time member of St Timothy's.