Alumna Makes Met Debut in Anthony Davis Opera about Malcolm X

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Tracy Cox, alumna of The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, will make her Met debut in X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X, from November 3 to December 2, 2023. Cox will sing the roles of Social Worker and Reporter Number One.

Cox completed her bachelor’s degree in music performance in 2008, and earned her master’s in 2010. She went on to the LA Opera’s Young Artists Program.

“Tracy is a beloved alumna,” said Peter Kazaras, director of Opera UCLA. “She has been an active singer, teacher, and activist since she graduated, and it is thrilling to see all of her hard work, patience, and discipline pay off. She has also been hired to sing Brünhilde in the Jonathan Dove version of Wagner’s The Ring for West Edge in Summer 2024. That will be memorable!”

The Life and Times of Malcolm X, by Anthony Davis (libretto by Thulani Davis), premiered in 1986. The Met’s production will be overseen by Tony-nominated director Robert O’Hara, and the newly revised score will be conducted by Kazem Abdullah.

Bruins can attend any of the Met’s live shows during its run from November 3 to December 2 this Fall. If you don’t happen to be in New York, you can also catch a live broadcast on November 14 and November 18. Click here for more information.