Love new opera but can't get to New York's National Opera Center this Friday? No problem: Mrs President will be live-streamed and you can find out all about Victoria Woodhull, who made a bid for the presidency in 1872, decades before women were given the vote.
Woodhull not only ran for president (choosing the African-American Frederick Douglass as her running-mate) at a time when Trump's attitude towards women was the norm, she was also a Spiritualist, a Wall Street banker, the founder of a women's journal, and a proud 'free lover'. Mrs President traces her beginnings as a child psychic on the carnival circuit to national notoriety, her sex-scandal involving preacher and abolitionist Henry Ward Beecher, and her legacy.
Read more about the opera.
Composer: Victoria BondLibrettist: Hilary Bell
Upcoming performance: Friday October 28, 8 pm
National Opera Center
330 7th Avenue, New York City