The Summer King is a unique modern opera. Firstly, it was funded through the online crowd-funding page Kickstarter. Secondly, it's about baseball. Dan Sonenberg, who wrote the production, says that opera is well suited for a story about baseball because both share moments of high suspense between quick bursts of action. And thirdly, it tells a tragic story that mixes Opera with race, history and the story of one of the greatest men to ever play baseball, Joshua Gibson.

Portland Ovations': The Summer King

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