'Every Voice with Terrance McKnight' Spotlights Black Voices in Opera

In honor of Black History Month, New York Public Radio's WQXR has debuted the 1st episode of Every Voice with Terrance McKnight.

The new podcast series from pianist, radio host & author Terrance McKnight spotlights marginalized voices in Western classical music. The debut season explores Black representation in opera, including the debut episode on Mozart's "The Magic Flute" -- one of the most famous depictions in the genre that has limited characters of African descent.

This continues McKnight's extensive work to elevate Black luminaries and perspectives in classical music, including audio documentaries of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Harry Belafonte, Langston Hughes, Florence Price & Hazel Scott. He also serves as the artistic advisor for the Harlem Chamber Players and has worked with organizations from Carnegie Hall and Apollo Theater to MoMA to The Met.

McKnight even performed in the same Glee Club as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Atlanta's Morehouse College...

Next week on February 23, The Greene Space in NY will host a podcast launch celebration featuring live music, special guests and New York Public Radio's new President and CEO LaFontaine E. Oliver.