The Center for Contemporary Opera presents El Cimarron
"El Cimarron" (The Runaway Slave)Symphony Space (2537 Broadway, New York, NY) Map it $35
Center for Contemporary Opera pays tribute to composer Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012) with performances of his opera "El Cimarron" (The Runaway Slave), with baritone Eric McKeever in the title role. Not performed in NY since 1986, El Cimarron has music direction by Sara Jobin and stage direction by Eugenia Arsenis. The opera is based around the autobiographical passages recounted by former slave Esteban Montejo, then 103 years old, to Cuban writer Miguel Barnet in 1963.