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Paul Spencer Adkins prepares for his role in Tosca
Program:
[Paul Spencer Adkins]
Original Airdate: 9/15/1989

Length: 00:03:33
Item Type: newstape - edited story master


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Description : Abstract
Marcus Jones reports that Paul Spencer Adkins (opera singer) will be performing the lead male role in the Boston Lyric Opera Company's production of Tosca. Jones reports that Adkins is one of the few African American tenors performing in operas. Jones interviews Adkins. Adkins says that there have been few African American romantic leads in opera; he says that he wants more African Americans to enter classical music. Adkins talks about his admiration for Roland Hayes (classical singer), who lived in Brookline. Jones notes that Adkins is working on a documentary about Hayes. Jones' report includes footage of Adkins performing in Tosca and footage of Roland Hayes.


Contributor : Reporter
Marcus Jones
Format : Tape 6763   Barcode   Script is available.
3/4" cassette 102999 
VHS cassette 105717 
Betacam cassette 105716 
digital betacam cassette 105715 

Subject : Keywords
African American musicians
Music

Subject : Personal Names
Adkins, Paul Spencer
Hayes, Roland
Jones, Marcus

Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Lyric Opera Company

Type : Genre
News - Television



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