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The Central Park 5 becomes an Opera

  • Aired: 12/04/2016
  • 06:31
  • Rating: NR
Trilogy: An Opera Company continues its mission to portray the black experience with FIVE, a new opera about the Central Park Five.We talk to artistic director Kevin Maynor, librettist Richard Wesley, and composer Anthony Davis about the ambitious full-length opera. The opera focuses on the trial, asking, "why did five innocent teens serve time in prison for 6 to 13 years each?"
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Newark's Trilogy Opera premieres FIVE, the story of the Central Park Five.
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