Grace Bumbry at BU tonight

HeadshotThe Board of the Friends of the Libraries of Boston University will host an evening with renowned opera singer Grace Bumbry tonight at 5:30 in the Metcalf Ballroom (775 Commonwealth Avenue).  Bumbry gained international recognition when she was cast in the German Bayreuth Festival in 1961, at age 24, and was the festival’s first ever black singer.  Her performance at the festival is most remembered for its 30-minute applause and 42 curtain calls.  Bumbry was also recently inducted into the Kennedy Center and is a Boston University College of Fine Arts Alumnus.  The event will include a lecture and reception; tickets are $25.

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