The Central Park Five - Detroit Opera

Overview

Anthony Davis, composer of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, won the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Music for this true story adaptation of systemic discrimination. This gripping opera follows the wrongful convictions of five African American and Latino teenagers in the assault of a white female jogger in Central Park.

Despite racial injustice, resilience and redemption emerge as the five men fight for freedom.

FAST FACTS

Music by Anthony Davis
Libretto by Richard Wesley
Director: Nataki Garrett
Conductor: Anthony Parnther

Sung in English with English subtitles

Artists

Nataki Garrett

Director

Anthony Parnther

Conductor

Anthony Davis

Composer

Catherine Martin

Assistant District Attorney

Bernard Holcomb

Kevin Richardson

Chaz’men Williams-Ali

Raymond Santana

Nathan Granner

Korey Wise

Markel Reed

Yusef Salaam

Justin Hopkins

Antron McCray

Todd Strange

Donald Trump / Forensics Officer

Brianna J. Robinson
RA

Antron's Mother / Kevin's Mother / Ensemble

Sponsors

Season Sponsor:

William Davidson Foundation logo

Supported by:

Gilbert Family Foundation

Support for Nataki Garrett, Director:

Opera America

Nataki Garrett is partially supported by OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors, generously funded by the Marineau Family Foundation.

FAST FACTS

Music by Anthony Davis
Libretto by Richard Wesley
Director: Nataki Garrett
Conductor: Anthony Parnther

Sung in English with English subtitles

Sponsors

Season Sponsor:

William Davidson Foundation logo

Supported by:

Gilbert Family Foundation

Support for Nataki Garrett, Director:

Opera America

Nataki Garrett is partially supported by OPERA America’s Opera Grants for Women Stage Directors and Conductors, generously funded by the Marineau Family Foundation.