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March 04, 2010
ANTHONY DAVIS/ALLAN HAVIS OPERA LILITH DEBUTS ON UCSD-TV



  Composer Anthony Davis and librettist Allan Havisâs new opera Lilith makes its television debut  March 26 at 8 p.m. on UCSD-TV. The new work premiered onstage in the Department of Musicâs Conrad Prebys Concert Hall in December. The concert was videotaped by producer John Menier and UCSD-TV for on-air broadcast as well as for an upcoming documentary. Lilith is a modern update of the Biblical story of Lilith, Adam, Eve, and humankindâs fall from grace. Davisâs wife Cynthia Aaronsen-Davis sings the lead role and his son Jonah also plays a part. Davisâs earlier operas include Tanya, Malcolm X, Wakondaâs Dream, and Amistad.


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