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Dennis Whitehead Darling

Opera Memphis
McCleave Fellow - Stage Director
Memphis, TN
After a brief flirtation with opera during my undergraduate and graduate studies in music and theatre, I spent the next 15 years directing and musically directing theatre. In 2017, my previous dalliances with opera became a passion when I was approached by Opera Memphis to direct a production of Blue Viola, by Hillard/Boresi. This experience made a profound impact, and I am eager to experience and explore old and new works of opera. Personally, I am very passionate about projects that provide a realistic perspective of social issues that negatively affect marginalized groups of people with the hope of inciting positive change in our world. I am thrilled to begin my work with Opera Memphis as the first Fellow of the McCleave Project.
Tuesday, June 19
 

8:00pm

 
Wednesday, June 20
 

1:00pm

4:30pm

 
Thursday, June 21
 

9:15am

2:00pm

3:30pm

 
Friday, June 22
 

8:00am

10:30am

8:00pm