This week on Friday Live, Opera Omaha's world premiere of Anthony Davis' new opera, Wakonda's Dream, is two months away, but there are a host of special events and discussions throughout Omaha and elsewhere to help you learn about this new work inspired by Standing Bear's court victory that recognized American Indians as human beings.
The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions are an annual tradition, and the Nebraska district auditions are Saturday at Kimball Hall in Lincoln. We get a preview.
Robin Harrell talks about the locals that are performing at The Listening Room in Hastings this weekend.
Plus, Danny Lee Ladely from the Ross Media Arts Center in Lincoln talks about the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts beginning there Saturday, this week featuring Julie Taymoor's production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Ladely also talks about filmmaker Ali Selim's new film, Sweet Land.
All that, some poetry from William Kloefkorn and a statewide arts calendar on this week's Friday Live.