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Sassy, the name by which Sarah Vaughan was known! Trilogy an opera company explores the wonder voice of the Newark Native and explores the struggle of this Black woman whose vocalism was beyond the limits of those who tried to define it. Not at all comfortable with the limiting factors of genre. We will quickly explore her life and bring into focus some of the men she married and the people she admired and worked with including Billy Eckstine, Count Basie, Ella Fitzgerald, Charlie Parker, and  Billie Holiday. We are so pleased to bring Bridgette A. Wimberley a wonderful new Librettist, who brings the Libretto of Charlie Parker, to her credit . A wonderful writer and  and historian in her own right. 

Once again, Trilogy an opera company celebrates  the composer of Sassy, Dorothy Rudd Moore. Rudd Moore, known for her Operas, Frederick Douglass and Papa Doc , the Haitian Dictator, as well as songs and other vocal chamber works and instrumental works. Sassy uses two Vaughan characters, the young eager wide eyed Sarah and as well as the older sultry Sarah, exploring the voice, even into the world of Opera..

This piece aggressively explores the sounds of the time motivating Sarah from (“JAZZ”)known as “The Music” all the way to Opera and Back again, reminding us of her earliest exploits as a pianist. Sarah was a SINGER……first …

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