Di   27. Februar 2024
Film Freiburg Carl-Schurz-Haus
19:00 Uhr: Film Pre-Screening: "Jesse Coston: Of Life and Opera" – Jesse Coston & Raphael Büchel

The documentary Jesse Coston: Of Life and Opera is an in-depth interview with American-born opera singer and director Jesse Coston about his life and career. Born in Norfolk, Virginia in 1943, Jesse studied music at the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. In 1976, he received a Fulbright scholarship to continue his studies in Germany and never looked back. He was one of the first African-American artists to be engaged as a solo singer in Germany and was part of the ensemble at the Theater Freiburg from 1984 through 2008. Jesse was the first African-American man to direct an opera on a major stage in Germany (Il turco in Italia, 1999, Freiburg i. Br.) and has been living and working in Freiburg since his early days at the Theater Freiburg. The interview covers a wide variety of topics from his youth and finding his passion, to segregation and racism, to finally marrying his longtime partner Peter in 2022.

DE | 2023 | 80 min | Dir.: Raphael Büchel | engl. OV

Eintritt: €5 / frei (CSH-Mitglieder) inkl. Tüte Popcorn

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Veranstaltungssprache: Englisch

Text: Veranstalter

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