Kathleen Battle is world renowned for her pristine operatic soprano, and has performed Baroque-era compositions to contemporary works. In November, Battle will return to The Metropolitan Opera after 20 years to perform “Kathleen Battle: Spirituals From The Underground Railroad.” Join us for an evening exploring of the Underground Railroad and the language conveyed in spirituals of a people determined to get and remain free. Battle will be in conversation with host Terrance McKnight (WQXR), Peter Gelb (General Manager of The Metropolitan Opera), and ethnomusicologist Aja Burrell Woods.
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