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Opera Memphis Awarded Grant for ‘Ghosts of Crosstown’

Opera Memphis is one of 10 companies to receive a grant from Opera America to develop new operas.

In Memphis’ case, it’s a $27,000 boost for next season’s “Ghosts of Crosstown” – a collection of short operas performed on site at the Sears Crosstown building.

From the press release:

…the Sears Crosstown building…an exquisite Art Deco building, which opened in Memphis in 1927. Sears Crosstown was a vibrant shopping center for more than 50 years, but it fell into disuse in 1993. Today, a group of dedicated residents are resurrecting this vacant space as a mixed-use ‘vertical urban village.’ Opera Memphis will commission original compositions to perform in conjunction with this effort.”

For more on Opera Memphis’ current season, click here. For our latest on the Sears Crosstown redevelopment, click here.