Tue, Jun 11|
Proskauer Rose LLP
LeGaL's 2019 Annual Pride Reception
Featuring a special performance and discussion with the cast and creative team from New York City Opera's new opera Stonewall
Time & Location
Jun 11, 2019, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Proskauer Rose LLP, Eleven Times Square, New York, NY 10036, USA
About The Event
This special performance and historical discussion will feature the cast and creative team from New York City Opera's world-premiere production of the new opera Stonewall, featuring music by Iain Bell and libretto by Pulitzer Prize winner Mark Campbell.
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, Iain Bell and Mark Campbell bring Stonewall to the City Opera stage in this moving and explosive new American opera that captures the rage, grit, humor, and finally, hope of the LGBTQ community’s uprising in a Greenwich Village dance club on one hot night in June 1969. The work follows a diverse group of characters whose lives collide at that pivotal moment in history when the police push them too far and they find the courage to fight back. Stonewall will be the first opera to feature a transgender character specially created for a transgender singer.
We will also discuss the changing legal landscape in NYC following the Stonewall Uprising. This celebration is made possible by the generous support of Proskauer Rose LLP. Additionally, New York City Opera has graciously offered to provide a 20% discount on Stonewall tickets for event attendees.