State of the Arts

The Central Park 5 becomes an Opera

Special | 6m 31s

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?"

Aired: 12/04/16

Rating: NR

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