Karen Slack & Michelle Cann Headline Recital at Fort Worth Opera

By David Salazar

Fort Worth Opera is set to present soprano Karen Slack and pianist Michelle Cann in “Of Thee I Sing! Songs of Love & Justice” on Nov. 13, 2022.

The duo will perform Clayton White’s “Over My Head;” Undine Smith Moore’s “Love Let the Wind Cry… How I Adore Thee” and “I Want to Die While You Love Me;” H.T. Burleigh’s “Lovely Dark and Lowly One;” Ricky Ian Gordon’s “My People;” Scott Gendel’s “Kids Who Die;” H. Leslie Adams’s “Prayer;” Jake Heggie’s “Eleanor Roosevelt: Marian Anderson’s Mink Coat” from “Iconic Legacies: First Ladies of the Smithsonian;” and Adolphus Hailstork’s “Songs from Love and Justice” with text by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The event kicks off at 2 p.m. CT at Texas Christian University’s Van Cliburn Performance Hall.

Slack is set to appear in “Tosca” at Edmonton Opera later this fall, followed by “Freedom on the Move” as part of the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society and Wirey Cries’ 2022-23 season. She will also star in “Das Rheingold” at the Dallas Opera.

Cann will perform alongside the Greensboro Symphony this October followed by performances with the Maryland Symphony, Knoxville Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, and Canton Symphony, among others.