Marian Anderson

March 28, 1938

Country of Origin United States
Description One of the most celebrated singers of the 20th century, contralto Marian Anderson was the first African-American to sing with the Metropolitan Opera. She performed regularly at BAM, including this recital, where she performed Schubert’s “Ave Maria” and “Wohin,” Purchell’s “When I am Laid in the Earth,” and spirituals like “Steal Away” and “Go Down Moses” to a standing room only crowd.

In March of 2018, a coven of paranormal investigators came to BAM to try to contact Anderson’s spirit. Read what they found here.
Identifier 1938s.00007
Season 1937-1938
top billingMarian Anderson