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December 9, 2021: Ballad of the Brown King, Syracuse Opera

Margaret Bonds

Margaret Bonds


Syracuse Opera brings “The Ballad of the Brown King” to life this weekend!  This Christmas cantata, composed by Margaret Bonds with text by Langston Hughes, brings influences of European, Jazz, Calypso, gospel music, and blues to this telling of the tale of the African king, Balthazar.  Christian Capocaccia, General and Artistic Director of Syracuse Opera, and Sonya Hines, radio announcer and journalist, stopped into the Classic FM studios to chat about this exciting production in the heart of Syracuse.


More about this and the entire Syracuse Opera season available here.

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