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Arizona Opera Book Club Meeting

"Sing for Your Life" by Daniel Bergner
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 6:00pm

Opera is all about telling compelling stories through music. Most of the stories you see on stage are inspired by great literary works, historical events, legendary people, or better yet, current issues. Whether you are a Book Club regular or joining the group for the first time, we are excited to introduce you to our new ONLINE format.

  

 

How to Join: 

All book club activities, announcements, meetings, and more will be announced via our new Facebook group. We invite you to participate, post, and discuss each book with us as we discover these new titles together.

  

 

Book Club Meetings:

All Book Club activities, announcements, meetings, and more will be announced via our new Facebook group. If you are not part of Arizona Opera's Book Club Facebook Group and would still like to participate in our virtual book club meetings, please fill out the webform below and you will receive a link 24 hours prior to the meeting.

   

 

 

Book 2: "Sing for Your Life" by Daniel Bergner
Sing for Your Life

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. At the age of twelve, he was sent to Virginia’s juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable and uncontainable, with little hope for the future. Today he is a rising star performing major roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City and at prestigious venues around the world. Sing for Your Life chronicles Ryan’s suspenseful, racially charge, and artistically intricate journey from solitary confinement to stardom. Daniel Bergner takes readers on Ryan’s path toward redemption, introducing us to a cast o memorable characters, including the two teachers who reshaped Ryan’s life, and shedding unique light on the enduring and complex realities of race in America.