Black Roots of Opera


Touring during Black History Month, this season’s Black Roots of Opera program focuses on the American soprano Madame Florence Cole Talbert McCleave, believed to be the first black artist to sing the title role in a fully staged Aida in Europe in 1927. Ms. McCleave made her home in Memphis. As a singer and educator, she paved the way for future generations of black artists. Performed by Lenora Green, Artist-in-Residence at LeMoyne-Owen College and Stax Music Academy.

February 3 – 28, 2014 (Monday, Wednesday, and Friday)

$250 per performance ($200 each additional)

Grades K – Adults

30 – 45 minutes


For more information, contact Sarah Squire, Director of Education and Outreach, at (901) 202-4548.