Hip H'opera, an exciting new project by Opera Philadelphia and North Philadelphia's Art Sanctuary, brought together the North Stars and classically trained composers Jay Fluellen, Diane Monroe, Rolando Morales-Matos and Monnette Sudler.
These amazing new pieces that were created reflect, not only the raw power of the young poets' eloquent words, but the myriad beats, rhythms and sonorities of the urban experience - all as seen through the classical looking glass.
Hip H'opera Hits High Note!
February 22, 2007
The innovative Hip H'opera project was joyously received at its premiere on February 21, 2007 at the Church of the Advocate. The event received extensive print and television news attention.
For more information about Hip H'Opera, call 215-893-5927.
Hip H'Opera composers (from left to right): Diane Monroe, Rolando Morales-Matos, Monnette Sudler, Jay Fluellen