Danielpour, Morrison Team Up For Opera

Poet Toni Morrison and composer Richard Danielpour have been commissioned to write a new opera by the Opera Company of Philadelphia, Detroit’s Michigan Opera Theater and the Cincinnati Opera. Working title for the piece is “Margaret Garner”, “the name of a pre-Civil War Kentucky slave. Forced to be the mistress of a plantation owner, Garner escaped with her children, but, when captured, attempted to murder them and herself rather than return to slavery.” The premiere will be February 2006.