Asolo Play Readers present “Sing For Your Life”

Event Type: One Book
Age Group(s): Adults, Teens
Date: 3/30/2018
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 12:00 PM
 As part of the 2018 One Book One Community program featuring “Sing For Your Life” by Daniel Bergner, come enjoy a theatrical reading of excerpts from the book as the Asolo Play Readers bring it to life.

“Sing For Your Life” is a New York Times best-seller that tells the touching, triumphant story of Ryan Speedo Green’s journey from violence and despair to one of the world’s most elite artistic institutions, the world of opera.

Ryan Speedo Green had a tough upbringing in southeastern Virginia: his family lived in a trailer park and later a bullet-riddled house across the street from drug dealers. His father was absent; his mother was volatile and violent.

At the age of twelve, Ryan was sent to Virginia's juvenile facility of last resort. He was placed in solitary confinement. He was uncontrollable, uncontainable, with little hope for the future.

In 2011, at the age of twenty-four, Ryan won a nationwide competition hosted by New York's Metropolitan Opera, beating out 1,200 other talented singers. Today, he is a rising star performing major roles at the Met and Europe's most prestigious opera houses.

One Book Asolo PlayReader Programs are sponsored by the Library Foundation.

Library: Selby Library    (Click for a map to Selby Library.)
Location: Jack J. Geldbart Auditorium
Presenter: Asolo Play Readers