‘Quamino’s Map’ explores the ‘burning desire’ for freedom

Written by on April 19, 2022

History is never fully complete. Even the best-researched events from the past can still provide some fascinating surprises.

That is certainly the case with a forgotten aspect of America’s Revolutionary War that underlies a new opera, titled “Quamino’s Map.” Chicago Opera Theater will present its world premiere during performances April 23, 29 and May 21 at the Studebaker Theater.

The work presents a fictionalized story related to the thousands of Black Americans who fought in the war for the British in return for their freedom and then settled in London and struggled . . .

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