Behind the scenes with Douglas Tappin and Derrick Davis

Minutes before the curtain went up for the closing performance of I Dream. XM Divas sat down with composer Douglas Tappin and leading actor Derrick Davis for a behind the scenes look at what it took to bring this new Opera and its leading man to life. Find out how Derrick, a Broadway veteran, prepared for his first operatic role, what challenges he’d like to take on next and his pre-show rituals. Douglas shares a little about what made him think Opera was the right art form to take on the iconic historical figure, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s and his legacy. Don’t worry, It’s not ALL serious. Douglas and Derrick took on the rapid-fire questions Megan and Xela threw at them with some serious swagger.

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