Making of Opera: Developing Young Artists - Show Boat
Watch as rising star, opera singer Soloman Howard stars in Show Boat as Joe. Watch as he describes his character and performs "Ol' Man River" in a rehearsal of Washington National Opera's stunning production of "The First American Musical." The Making of Opera: Developing Young Artists series follows the story of Soloman Howard, one of this year's young artists as he begins his career as an opera singer. This spectacular new production of Show Boat, Broadway's original masterpiece, brings unforgettable songs, dazzling choreography, and an epic story together to make great entertainment and great art. With something in store around every bend as the Cotton Blossom travels the Mississippi with a troupe of riverboat performers, Julie, Joe, Queenie, and of course Magnolia and Ravenal make their way through the decades, navigating the trials of show business, love, and loss in a landscape overshadowed by racial inequality. As a cornerstone of WNO's commitment to the future of opera, the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program is dedicated to cultivating successful careers for its Young Artists and sharing their talents with audiences around the world.