Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center presents Ryan Speedo Green and Daniel Bergner
The Evelyn Rubenstein Jewish Community Center, in collaboration with Houston Grand Opera, will present Daniel Bergner and Ryan Speedo Green in conversation with HGO Assistant Artistic Director Paul Hopper to discuss Bergner's book, Sing for Your Life, A Story of Race, Music, and Family.
Ryan Speedo Green rose from a tough upbringing amid the urban wastelands of southeastern Virginia to win a nationwide competition hosted by New York’s Metropolitan Opera. Today he is a rising star, performing in Europe’s major opera houses and at the Met (Colline in La bohème 2016), where the New York Times declared him “a show stopper.” A bass-baritone, Green will make his Houston Grand Opera debut as Osmin in Mozart’s comedy The Abduction from the Seraglio, April 28–May 12.
Daniel Bergner is a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and the author of the novel Moments of Favor and four books of nonfiction. His writing has appeared in The Atlantic, Harper’s, and the New York Times Book Review. His new book, Sing for Your Life, A Story of Race, Music, and Family, chronicles Green’s unlikely, suspenseful, and powerfully emotional journey from solitary confinement to stardom.