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Composer: Ching, Michael (b. 1958)

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Year of birth1958
NationalityUnited States
Period20th century
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Slaying the Dragon in Philadelphia: Center City Opera Tackles Racism

Swearing in a new Grand Dragon: photo by Lawrence Hicks  ©  Center City Opera Theater 2012
Most Americans are ashamed of the legacy of the Ku Klux Klan in this country and their lawless persecution of non-whites. Racism in America is not a pretty subject, and it doesn’t make for pretty opera. It does, however, make for a thought-provoking and even disturbing piece in the hands of Philadelphia’s Center City Opera Theater (CCOT).
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