Take Me Out to the Opera @ The DPL
November 1, 2017, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Join us for a memorable evening of history, insightful perspectives, and performances that honor our Detroit history and the significance of the Detroit Stars Negro Leagues baseball team and the Detroit Negro Civic Opera Company in setting the stage for cultural change. These organizations provided much-needed opportunities for talented individuals in arts and sports who would go on to break barriers and enable future generations to fulfill their dreams. During this special event, the Ernie Harwell and E. Azalia Hackley collections from the Detroit Public Library will be on view.
Take Me Out to the Opera is a year-long educational and community outreach program that celebrates the stories of groundbreaking African American artists and athletes who paved the way for integration in their fields. It culminates with Michigan Opera Theatre’s May production of Daniel Sonnenberg’s The Summer King, an opera about Negro Leagues baseball legend Josh Gibson, considered one of the greatest baseball players of all time.
Space for this event is limited.
Free parking available in the Employee Lot off Putnam between Cass and Woodward. Entrance & Drop-off location for the physically-disabled via the horseshoe driveway on Cass.