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A Tribute to Grace Bumbry


Grace Bumbry, photographed at the Felsenreitschule theater in Salzburg, Austria.

Photo by Andrea Artz

Friday, August 25, 2023, 6:30 PM

Mezzo-soprano Grace Bumbry, who broke the color barrier as the first Black artist to sing at Germany’s prestigious Bayreuth Festival in 1961 and went on to become a superstar of the opera world,
passed away in May of 2023.

South Shore Opera Company of Chicago now pays tribute to this legendary artist with a program featuring three of Chicago's best operatic voices:

  • Dana Campbell, soprano

  • Katherine DeYoung, mezzo

  • Leah Dexter, mezzo

With Paul Hamilton, piano


Directed by Luther H. Lewis III

Read M.L. Rentala's review in the Hyde Park Herald:
3 singers Grace Bumbry.jpg

South Shore Cultural Center

7059 South Shore Drive

Chicago, IL

Offered in partnership with the Chicago Park District and the South Shore Cultural Center Advisory Council


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