The Fountain Theater & Los Angeles Opera Team Up For Event Featuring Morris Robinson & William Berger

By Nicolas Quiroga

The Fountain Theater and the Los Angeles Opera have partnered to have a conversation with William Berger and Morris Robinson for the launch of the book “Breaking Barriers at The Opera and Beyond.”

The book explores political and gender issues, not only in opera, but in the systemic marginalization of the arts, and what can be done about racism in the works of Richard Wagner.

The conversation is set to take place on Tuesday, October 19 at The Fountain Theatre in Los Angeles. To comply with regulations for COVID-19 pandemic, attendees are required to bring proof of vaccination and wear masks at all times.

The Fountain Theater is a non-profit production organization dedicated to providing a creative and enriching home for multi-ethnic dance and theater artists.

Robinson is a renowned operatic bass who has performed at such major organizations as the Metropolitan Opera, Carnegie Hall, La Scala in Milan Italy, and the Sydney Opera House, among others.

Berger studied romantic languages ​​and musicology at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and has written several books on music and opera composers such as Wagner, Verdi, Puccini. He has also written opera librettos and articles on religion and architecture.