When we think of black performers, our minds tend to travel towards the “regular” genres.
There’s hip hop, R&B, and gospel.
What about opera?
Many of our minds tend to skip over black opera singers, but there are quite a few, past and present, who have revolutionized the musical stylings.
They have performed all over the world, making their mark as black voices at the Met among many other opera houses.
From legends like Marian Anderson to newcomers like Pumeza Matshikiza, these are the best voices in black opera.