Thoughts after attending the historic production of Porgy & Bess at the Metropolitan Opera

January 15, 2020 attended the historic production of Porgy & Bess at the Metropolitan Opera. With deep gratitude to composer George Gershwin and his estate for required color casting that has provided invaluable employment opportunities on and off stage for generations of African Americans. My single opinion henceforth recommends color casting be revoked and blind…

Makeda Hampton in 2019-2020 Met Opera Production “Porgy & Bess”

Soprano Makeda Hampton volunteered a performance during the Nov. 21, 2015 concert at Constitution Hall-150th Anniversary 13th Amendment to US Constitution –  ABOLISHMENT OF SLAVERY. Makeda Hampton sang: ‘Tis Sunset in the Garden from William Grant Still opera Troubled Island; This Little Light of Mine arranged by Jacqueline Hairston. Victor Simonson pianist. See attachment. Soprano Makeda Hampton, is now on stage,…