METROPOLITAN MUSEUM OF ART
MetLive Arts presents "El Cimarron" with Davone Tines, at the Grace Rainey Rodgers Auditorium at the Met Museum on May 10, 2019.
American Modern Opera Company (AMOC)
Zack Winokur, director
DavÃ³ne Tines, bass baritone
Emi Ferguson, flute
Jonny Allen, percussion
Guest artist Jordan Dodson, guitar
John Torres, lighting design
Carlos Soto, costume design
Hans Werner Henze's El CimarrÃ³n (The Runaway Slave) is a tour-de-force sonic onslaught based on the oral autobiography of Esteban Montejo, an Afro-Cuban slave who escaped bondage on a sugar plantation, survived in the jungle, fought for Cuban independence from Spain, and lived to tell about it all before dying at the age of 113.
Credit: Stephanie Berger.