Angel Joy Blue vs Blackface

Blackface. A word and an action that draws gasps and anger and in some cases, a shrug. It motivated one international opera singer to back away from performing a cherished role. Her name is Angel Joy Blue. The interview here on this August 2022 edition of Classical Music In Color took place BEFORE her withdrawal from Arena di Verona. It does offer a glimpse of the woman who would make this decision.

Other items on the show:

The Colour Of Music Festival and the Black Pearl Orchestra receive some significant funding.

The Baltimore Symphony announces a new hire.