Enjoy this full final performance from The 2022 96-Hour Opera Project: Stories that Resonate!
Composer: Johanny Navarro
Librettist: Deborah D.E.E.P. Mouton
Story Partner: National Center for Civil and Human Rights
Mezzo-Soprano: Ebony Collier
Baritone: Randall Perkins
Pianist: Seung Hyun Yoo
Director: Robert John Connor
In an effort to shine light on the atrocity of the 1906 Atlanta Race Massacre, 1906 revisits the moment things changed through the eyes of a loving couple Jimmy and Rose Reed. While Atlanta is blossoming into a progressive city touting Black Billionaires and numerous successful Black-owned businesses, everything becomes upended by a single newspaper headline. While many pieces focus on the trauma that comes through losing your life in a tragic event, 1906 offers that an equal, if not greater, threat existed for every person who lived on as a witness of this historic tragedy. It also serves as a testament to the love that carries us through
even the worst times.