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This lecture and performance features 2018 MacArthur Fellow Matthew Aucoin, composer and writer of the original opera Crossing, based on Whitman’s Civil War writings.  The opera was performed at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2017 and by the Los Angeles Opera in 2018. This lecture-performance will offer a rare opportunity for audiences in the New York area to hear this critically acclaimed work with Rod Gilfry reprising his role as Walt Whitman.