THE GLIMMERGLASS FESTIVAL HAS COMISSIONED COMPOSER JEANINE TESORI AND LIBRETTIST TAZWELL THOMPSON TO WRITE A NEW OPERA ABOUT RACE IN AMERICA, ENTITLED BLUE. THE OPERA BRINGS AUDIENCES INTO THE EMOTIONAL EPICENTER OF AN AFRICAN-AMERICAN COUPLE — A FATHER AND A MOTHER — WHO LOSE THEIR TEENAGE SON WHEN HE IS KILLED BY A POLICE OFFICER. BLUE FOCUSES ON THE JOYS AND SORROWS OF BRINGING A CHILD INTO A WORLD IN WHICH AFRICAN-AMERICAN FAMILIES ARE FORCED TO QUESTION IF THEIR SONS' LIVES MATTER. MR. CONYERS WILL BE PERFORMING THE WORKSHOP OF BLUE, PORTRAYING THE REVEREND.
Aug 24, 2018
DC METRO THEATER ARTS 5 QUESTIONS WITH JOSHUA CONYERS, SUMMER 2018 FILENE ARTIST AT WOLF TRAP OPERA. BARITONE JOSHUA CONYERS IS BECOMING A MAINSTAY IN THE WASHINGTON AREA. CONYERS HAS SUNG COUNT CAPULET IN CHARLES GOUNOD'S ROMÉO ET JULIETTE, SHARED THE STAGE WITH GEORGE TAKEI, MISTY COPELAND, AND OTHER LUMINARIES IN WOLF TRAP'S TRIBUTE TO LEONARD BERNSTEIN, AND WILL TAKE ON THE ROLE OF COUNT MONTERONE IN THE WOLF TRAP OPERA PREMIERE OF GIUSEPPE VERDI'S RIGOLETTO ON AUGUST 3 WITH THE NATIONAL SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA.
Aug 2, 2018
NEWARK BOYS CHORUS SCHOOL
Joshua Conyers visited the Newark Boys Chorus School in Newark, New Jersey. Mr. Conyers shared with the students his experiences growing up in the South Bronx and Virginia with parents and siblings who struggled to maintain themselves in an often hostile neighborhood. Joshua performed a negro spiritual Ride on King Jesus by Hall Johnson and the boys sang several selections. Mr. Conyers has made a commitment to the school by joining the Young Professionals Advisory Board and will return to NBCS to mentor the students.