Pan Cogito As A Supernumerary In American Operatic History; Or, Has Placido Domingo Failed In His Duty To The WNO; (Or, Where Is Pan Cogito Now?)
Porgy and Bess is not the only American opera based upon the African-American experience. Can you name five American classical operas based upon the African-American experience?
The Washington National Opera
"Maestro Domingo defined his general plans for his seasons. “Every year there should ideally be some Verdi, some Puccini, an American work and a rarity.” He added German opera and Mozart to that list and called commitment to American opera “a duty.”"
Has Placido Domingo failed in this duty to the Washington National Opera over the past several years?
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Anna Julia Cooper