Juggler of Our Lady
 

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Hamilton Bims

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This article in Ebony magazine covers the production of Ulysses Kay’s The Juggler of Our Lady and other operas by all-black casts staged by Opera/South in joint effort with Xavier University of Louisiana in 1972. Kay was a neoclassical composer known best for his symphonic and choral compositions, and The Juggler of Our Lady represented his first foray into opera. The Juggler of Our Lady was first performed in New Orleans, Louisiana on February 23, 1962 with Xavier University, and then performed again in a double bill with William Grant Still’s Highway 1, U.S.A., by Opera/South with Xavier University. The 1972 performance was also broadcast on Voice of America.

Publication Date

1973

Publisher

Johnson Publishing Company

City

Los Angeles, California

Keywords

Operas (Performance), The Juggler of Our Lady, Jackson (Mississippi), Magazine, New Orleans (Louisiana)

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This article is made available with permission pending from the publisher. Request documentation is on file.

An All-Black Opera Raises Its Voice

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