Whitley is the Belgian-born daughter of the late blues musician Chris Whitley and was picked by Daniel Lanois to front his own band, Black Dub. Her debut album as a solo artist is called Fourth Corner.
The popular and prize-winning play Doubt has already been transformed into an award-winning film. Now, the Minnesota Opera is premiering an operatic version of the tricky morality play. Doubt's playwright describes the new project as the "fullest telling" of his work.
For two decades, Italian musicologist Francesco Lotoro has searched for and resurrected works of music written in World War II concentration, labor and POW camps. He wants to fill the hole the Holocaust left in Europe's musical history and document the triumph of creativity over brutality.
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