This opera, which premiered at La Monnaie/De Munt, Brussels, on 24 September, tells a story of turbulent US race relations starting from the moment fabled contralto Marian Anderson, an African American, sang in a concert in front of the Lincoln Memorial in 1939. “A” story. This is not intended to be a comprehensive historical documentary. It is illustrative.
The Graham/Bryson case has confirmed fears that Sturgeon’s proposals would enable a predatory man to “game” the system.