Musical Connections In Progress

The composer, Bruce Adolphe and Carolivia Herron are planning a new collaboration to create a full-length opera from her book, Always An Olivia. The opera will trace the Olivias from the shores of Tripoli in 1805 to the US Civil War near Portsmouth, Virginia. Carolivia was told this story of her Sephardic Jewish, West African, and Geechee heritage in Portsmouth, Virginia by her Great Grandmother Olivia Smith.

by Misha Roth

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