SCL Board Member Michael Abels Wins 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Music
Congratulations to Rhiannon Giddens and SCL Board Member Michael Abels for winning the prestigious 2023 Pulitzer Prize in Music for their opera, Omar.
Earlier this year, Omar was the recipient of the SCL’s inaugural Jury Award at its 4th Annual Awards.
by Rhiannon Giddens and Michael Abels
Premiered on May 27, 2022 at the Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, S.C., an innovative and compelling opera about enslaved people brought to North America from Muslim countries, a musical work that respectfully represents African as well as African American traditions, expanding the language of the operatic form while conveying the humanity of those condemned to bondage.