552 N Watkins St, Memphis, TN 38104
April 12 Performance: Playhouse on the Square
66 S Cooper St, Memphis, TN 38104
What if These Walls Could Sing? Five Acclaimed Composers Tell the Powerful Stories of an Iconic American Building.
Memphis’s majestic Sears Crosstown building was a vibrant shopping hub for more than 50 years, but it fell into disuse and decay in 1993. Today, it is being revitalized. As part of this effort, Opera Memphis has commissioned a group of acclaimed composers to create five short operas inspired by the lives of people who lived near, or worked in the Sears Crosstown Building, Ghosts of Crosstown.
Featuring brand new compositions by Anthony Davis, Kamran Ince, Jack Perla, Nathaniel Stookey, and Zach Redler. Libretti by Jerre Dye of Memphis theater company Voices of the South. Ghosts of Crosstown will have its premiere as part of Opera Memphis’ second annual Midtown Opera Festival.