Chandler Carter Composer


No Easy Walk to Freedom received its fully-staged premiere on October 12, 2001 at The Riverside Church in New York City.

Helen H. Cha-Pyo, conductor
Steven Gridley, director
Robert Turner, choreographer
Chenault Spence, lighting designer
Anna Stoytcheva, musical preparation


André Solomon-Glover (Nelson Mandela)
Diana Solomon-Glover (Winnie Mandela)
Curtis Streetman (Prison Guard, Judge and various White Characters)
Albert Lee (Young South African Man, Zulu Leader)
Christine Clemmons (Young South African woman and Radical)
Dawn Padmore (Older South African woman and Radical)
Sam McKelton (Poor Man)
Steven Herring (Various characters)

The concert premiere of No Easy Walk to Freedom was presented on November 17, 2000 at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse on the campus of Hofstra University, Hempstead, New York as part the Hofstra Cultural Center conference “Contemporary Opera at the Millennium.”

George Faison, stage director
Helen H. Cha-Pyo, conductor

Recent Performances

New York City Opera presents No Easy Walk to Freedom
in 2009 VOX showcase

New York City Opera presented scenes from No Easy Walk to Freedom on their annual VOX showcase of American operas at the Skirball Center For Performing Arts on Friday, May 1, 2009. Hear excerpts and see a brief introduction.