CANCELLED Blurred Lines: A Panel Discussion on Multi-genre Works and Community Engagement

performance of opera
April 7, 2020 - 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Rowe Recital Hall

After careful thought and consideration, UNC Charlotte has decided to cancel the remainder of the events for the Spring 2020 semester. This was not an easy decision, but a necessary one in protecting the health and well-being of our campus community. 

We look forward to being back on the stages and in the galleries in the Fall!


In partnership with Opera Carolina, the Department of Music presents Blurred Lines: A Panel Discussion on Multi-genre Works and Community Engagement. The panel will include Douglas Tappin, composer and librettist of the opera I Dream, and singers from the cast of Opera Carolina's upcoming production, along with Opera Carolina education director Ashley Lam. I Dream infuses jazz, blues, and gospel into the score as it depicts final 36 hours of the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Also joining the panel is Toni Tupponce, program director for A Sign of the Times of the Carolinas, a local non-profit that preserves and celebrates the cultural legacy of the African Diaspora through music, dance, and the spoken work. The panel discussion has been organized by Dr. Sequina DuBose, assistant professor of classical and contemporary voice. Her research is centered on the impact of genre fusion and improvisation in 21st-century operas on vocal pedagogy and performance practice, and her performing interests span to include many contemporary styles, including musical theater and African-American folk music.

Event attendees will be entered into a raffle to win tickets to the Opera Carolina production of I Dream, which runs April 19, 23, and 25. RSVP here to be entered into the drawing.

Pictured: Scene from I Dream, photo by Mitchell Kearney.