Duke Ellington – Queenie Pie

This event is on May 9, 2008 8:00pm

Oakland Opera Theater’s landmark presentation of Duke Ellington’s unfinished comic opera about a Harlem beauty queen, loosely based on the life of cosmetics entrepreneur, Madame C.J. Walker. Music and story by Duke Ellington. Arranged, realized, and orchestrated by Marc Bolin. Additional libretto by Tommy Shepherd. With a fifteen-piece Big Band led by Deirdre McClure. Produced by Martin Bell. Stage direction and choreography by Michael Mohammed. (11 performances)

At Oakland Opera Theater