Betty Allen
Betty Allen
New York City Opera will continue its collaboration with the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture with two new programs celebrating the African-American experience in great operatic repertoire and distinguished African-American artists who have enriched the opera world. Events will take place at The Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Boulevard in Harlem.

A Tribute to Betty Allen will be held on Monday, February 28, at 7pm, showcasing the dynamic career of African-American mezzo-soprano Betty Allen. On Monday, June 6, at 7pm, City Opera will present an abridged concert version of Treemonisha, the groundbreaking opera by famed composer Scott Joplin, about a young, educated freed slave who leads a campaign to educate her community.

For more information, visit nycOpera.com.