Podcast - Episode 158

The Enduring Legacy of Black Singers in Opera Pt. 2

with Tanisha Mitchell

In the second part of our "Enduring Legacy of Black Singers in Opera" series, we explore the incredible women who broke barriers for black artists, dating all the way back to the late 1800s! Lecturer and music librarian Tanisha Mitchell explores the trailblazers, sprinters, and torch-bearing women who are part of the enduring legacy of black singers in opera.

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Tanisha Mitchell, Lecturer

Named a "Mover and Shaker" by Library Journal, Tanisha Mitchell is best known for her innovative work in the arts at the Metropolitan Opera and the Freeport Memorial Library. As a librarian, her curating and archival expertise in the Metropolitan Opera Music Library, which helped the institution discover rare, previously unknown, treasures that reflect its performance history. Tanisha is also the arts coordinator at the Freeport Memorial Library where she brings an invigorating perspective on classical music and opera programming. As an entrepreneur, Ms. Mitchell has built an arts outreach company that brings a new spin on opera lectures by using technology, artifacts and even her own singing to teach and inspire audiences. Her opera outreach continues to grow on Long Island through libraries, community centers and beyond.


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