Tag: National Negro Opera Company

Black History Moment: Lillian Evanti; 1st African American To Perform In Major European Opera Company

By Jueseppi B.     Madame Lillian Evanti, a 1940 painting by Lois Mailou Jones. Credit: National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC.     Lillian Evanti (August 12, 1890 – December 6, 1967), was an African American opera singer. Evanti, a soprano, debuted in 1927 in Delibes‘s Lakmé at Nice, France. She graduated from Howard University with a Bachelor’s Degree in […]


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