Performances & Events


Presentation and Panel Discussion: George Shirley at the Metropolitan Opera with Maurice Wheeler

May 18, 2024 | 4:00 pm

Britton Recital Hall
Earl V. Moore Building
1100 Baits Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Free - no tickets required

Join us for a program discussing George Shirley at the Metropolitan Opera, presented with Maurice Wheeler and guests. Professor Shirley was the first African-American tenor and second African-American male to sing leading roles with the Metropolitan Opera, where he remained for eleven years.

Image: Portrait of tenor George Shirley as Tamino in Mozart’s opera, The magic flute / Die Zauberfloete. Metropolitan Opera, 1970.

Free and open to the public. For more information about the 2024 George Shirley Vocal Competition and schedule, visit:

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