Media Coverage of Sensoria
- Giacomo Puccini’s iconic “Tosca” is one of the handful of operas regularly performed by major companies worldwide. Set in Rome in 1800, the opera revolves around acclaimed operatic soprano Floria Tosca; her lover, the artist Mario Cavaradossi, who opposes the government; and the police chief Baron Scarpia, who wants information about the revolution from Cavaradossi and passion from Tosca. The intersecting of their lives within a 24-hour period ends in tragedy for all three. View the full gallery.
- Set during a tense recording session in Chicago’s South Side, August Wilson’s “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom” exposes the exploitation of African-American musicians and depicts the psychological consequences of their struggles for economic and artistic self-determination in the face of racism and a shifting marketplace.
- Music from the Middle Ages and Renaissance using instruments of the time. The CPCC Early Music Consort took the audience back in time as they listened to the sounds of recorders, crumhorns, cornetti, violas da gamba and more!
- Author of Lincoln in the Bardo and The Tenth of December, George Saunders presented on kindness and gave a reading and discussion of his book.
- Poet A. Van Jordan discussed the source material for his poetry, which ranges from issues of race to quantum physics, from comic books to the movies, and the expectations he’s encountered (and subverted) along the way. The Charlotte Center for Literary Arts unveils its new 4x4CLT posters featuring the work of Van Jordan at at the evening event.