Nat Turner by Michael Raphael
Presented by Trilogy: An Opera Company
Kevin Maynor Nat Turner
Geraldine McMillian Nat’s Mother
Chisom Maduakor Sam
Fred Redd Hark
Lawrence Craig Henry
Keaun Guy Nelson
Heather Bobeck Sally
Kevin Courtemanche Joseph
Anderson Rodriguez Putnam
John Scutchins director
Julius Williams conductor
Alfred Gallman choreographer
Alfred Gallman Dance Theater ballet
New Jersey Symphony
Kevin Maynor producer
Born in Hampton, Virginia, living the life of a slave and functioning as a preacher on the plantation, Nat Turner believed himself to be a prophet. He felt he received a sign from God that it was time to do something about slavery and the abuse that his people, Black people, were receiving in the South. As a result, he organized the revolt and killed all those who he felt were responsible for the cruelty, for years, exercised upon the ones he loved. He received a sign from God and acted upon it. This is what he firmly believed.
He was later hanged …
Michael Raphael Nat Turner
This fully staged opera production is approximately two hours in length.
The performance is free; registration is required. Tickets will be available through Eventbrite beginning April 1.
The event venue, Central High School, is located at 246 18th Avenue in Newark, NJ. Street parking is available; there is limited parking in the school parking lot.
COVID Safety Protocols
Safety protocols for this venue require wearing masks at all times while inside Central High School. Vaccination or COVID-19 testing is not currently required. Please visit this page one week prior to the performance for the most updated safety protocols.
The PSEG Foundation generously sponsors the New Jersey Symphony’s collaboration on this performance.