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LA Opera wraps the season with Pulitzer prize-winning opera "Omar" Sat 12/2 @ 1pm

Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels, co-composers of the opera Omar, which won the 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Music.

Jamez McCorkle as Omar surrounded by chorus members in LA Opera's 2022 presentation.
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Jamez McCorkle as Omar surrounded by chorus members in LA Opera's 2022 presentation.

12/2 Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels: Omar (LA Opera)

CAST:
Omar -- James McCorkle
Fatima, Omar’s Mother -- Amanda Lynn Bottoms
Johnson/Owen -- Daniel Okulitch
Julie -- Jacqueline Echols
Auctioneer/Taylor -- Barry Banks`
Eliza, Owen’s Daughter -- Deepa Johnny
Katie Ellen -- Briana Hunter
Abdul, Omar’s Brother -- Norman Garrett
Abe -- Alan Williams
Amadou -- Ashley Faatoalia`
Olufemi -- Cedric Berry
Suleiman -- Patrick Blackwell
Principal Dancer -- Jermaine McGhee

The Pulitzer committee hailed Omar as "an innovative and compelling opera about enslaved people brought to North America from Muslim countries, a musical work that respectfully represents African as well as African American traditions, expanding the language of the operatic form while conveying the humanity of those condemned to bondage."