Monday, May 01, 2017
Pittsburgh Opera is ready for the premiere of 'The Summer King: The Josh Gibson Story'
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: A decade ago, composer Daniel Sonenberg was walking Downtown after his first Pirates game at PNC Park. By that time, he had already been working on his opera about Negro Leagues star Josh Gibson for four years. The opera was nowhere near completion, but while passing by the old Pittsburgh Opera offices in Downtown, he had a revelation.