a black opera for portia white
aportia: she contributed
chryptych: something mysterious
Aportia Chryptych: A Black Opera for Portia White is a new interdisciplinary operatic work led by multidisciplinary artist Howard J. Davis, Neema Bickersteth and Sean Mayes.
Utilizing theatrical devices in acting, dance, singing and film this show tells the story of Portia White, a Canadian operatic contralto who premiered at the age of 30 in Toronto on Nov. 7, 1941 and became the first Canadian Black concert singer to win international acclaim in the early 20th century
We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts.
to date this piece has been supported through the generous support of