First Coast Opera: A Tribute to Marian Anderson
Friday, March 1, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 3, 2019, at 2 p.m. at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church
First Coast Opera proudly presents "A Tribute to Marian Anderson," which will showcase the talent of this phenomenal singer as well as her important role in the struggle for African-American artists to overcome racial prejudice in the U.S. There will be two performances in St. Augustine at St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church: at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019. There will be a third performance at the Players by the Sea Theatre in Jacksonville Beach on Saturday, March 2, at 7:30 p.m.
Marian Anderson was a key figure in breaking down racial barriers for artists in the early part of the 20th century. When the Daughters of the American Revolution in 1939 refused to let her sing to an integrated audience in Constitution Hall, President Franklin D. Roosevelt and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt arranged for her to perform an open-air concert on Easter Sunday, April 9, 1939, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. More than 75,000 people attended the concert, which was also broadcast on radio to millions.
In 1955, Marian Anderson was the first African American to perform at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City.
Admission: Tickets are $35.00 for adults and $10.00 for students with ID. Visit here to purchase tickets.
When: The two St. Augustine performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, March 1, and at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, 2019.
Where: St. Cyprian's Episcopal Church is located at 37 Lovett Street in historic Lincolnville in St. Augustine, FL 32084.