James McCorkle stars in “Omar.” (Courtesy photo)

Our Authors Study Club, Inc. of Los Angeles (OASC) and LA Opera Connects (LOC)  will present a virtual discussion about the new opera, “Omar,” on Thursday, November 3, at 6:30 p.m.

The West Coast premiere of this exciting new work by Grammy award-winning Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels is playing in Los Angeles until Nov. 13. “Omar” is inspired by Dr. Ala Alryyes’s translation of Omar Ibn Said’s autobiography in his book, “A Muslim American Slave: The Life of Omar Ibn Said.”

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The only known autobiography to have been penned in Arabic by an enslaved person in the United States has been rediscovered, and now his true message may finally be heard.  Steve Moore, LA Opera League community educator, explores this inspiring true story about one man’s faith and courage.

Registration is free at https://OASComar.eventbrite.com.  Upon registration, you will receive the ZOOM link for the discussion.