>Reflets dans l’eau, avec Claude Debussy

>Reflections in the water- pondering the legacy of the great mezzo soprano Barbara Smith Conrad, who was threatened with death for wiinning the role of Dido in her first opera at U Texas Austin in 1957 and 52 years later, was honored as a distinguished alumnus and invited to sing at the Texas State Legislature building….

Her story was portrayed in the PBS documentary I just enjoyed, WHEN I RISE. If someone were to ask me to recommend a piece to include as mandatory viewing for the education of those who come after us,this film would be on my short list. With luck, someday I will be able to share it with my own children if all 3 are ever in the same place at once.

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