The South Shore Opera Company of Chicago emerged, its founder says, out of a need to be heard.”There were way too few opportunities for African-American opera singers in Chicago,” said Marvin Lynn, executive director of the 11-member group., which will debut this weekend at the newly renovated South Shore Cultural Center.Lynn, an associate professor and director of elementary education at the University of Illinois at Chicago, formed the company this year with local operatic performers.

Source: South Shore Opera Company opens inaugural season Feb. 28 – tribunedigital-chicagotribune