The Operatic Story of Malcolm X

Slain Black liberation and civil rights activist Malcolm X may finally get his due in his hometown thanks to an opera about him going up Nov. 4 and 6 at the Orpheum Theater.

When Opera Omaha learned two-plus years ago that Detroit Opera planned a revival of the Anthony Davis (composer) and Thulani Davis (librettist) work, “X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X,” it asked to participate.

“Detroit welcomed us as a co-producer, which means opera companies pool resources to build something bigger than either could do by itself,” said Opera Omaha General Director Roger Weitz.