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Video Recorded: 19 Oct 2023

Anthony Davis in Conversation

Shortly before his Metropolitan Opera debut, renowned composer Anthony Davis joined Peggy Monastra, vice president of G. Schirmer, Inc., for a conversation about his career in opera: from the ground-breaking premiere of X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X in 1985 to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Central Park Five to the opening of X at the Met. 

This OPERA America Onstage event took place on Thursday, October 19, 2023 at the National Opera Center in New York City. 


Read the digital event program.

Anthony Davis in Conversation is part of a composer mini-series this Onstage season, including Jake Heggie in Conversation (September 27, 2023) and Terence Blanchard in Conversation (April 25, 2024). 

This event is part of OPERA America Onstage, our signature public programming series that welcomes artists, students, and opera audiences for intimate performances and conversations with our industry’s leading artists and rising talent. Learn more and see what's next at OPERA America Onstage.

Looking for more opera in your life? Check out the National Opera Calendar to find out what's on stage near you. 

The 2023–2024 season of OPERA America Onstage is supported in part by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Programming at the National Opera Center is 
made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature.