[Paul Spencer Adkins]
Original Airdate: 9/15/1989
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
Subject : Keywords
African American musicians
Subject : Personal Names
Adkins, Paul Spencer
Subject : Corporate Names (Organization names)
Boston Lyric Opera Company
Type : Genre
News - Television
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