Crossing a Barrier of Footlights

Georgetown Library

Crossing a Barrier of Footlights

An Opera Lecture/Demonstration for All Ages

Madame Evanti dressed as Rosina in Barber of SevilleLearn about two exceptional black women of D.C., Mary Cardwell Dawson and Madame Lillian Evanti, who made history and international news, in crossing a barrier of footlights in the opera world.

The program will include musical selections from Verdi's La Traviata and Aida, performed by Washington National Opera artists, and will highlight Washington, D.C., cultural history and local historic African-American accomplishment in opera.

All ages.