Cover of Anthony Davis: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X
September 2022
Disc 1: 77:59
Disc 2: 70:56
  • Boston Modern Orchestra Project
  • Gil Rose, conductor

The first recording from BMOP's As Told By: History, Race, and Justice on the Opera Stage is now available digitally!

Purchase your high-quality, DRM-free copy of Anthony Davis: X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X and receive unlimited streaming at BMOP's Bandcamp page. Physical CDs arrive later this month, which you can pre-order below.

Are you an educator? Castle of Our Skins’s companion curriculum guide unleashes the power of the opera for educators and students, providing biographical, historical, and musical material to lead students through the life and legacy of Malcolm X. The curriculum guide is FREE, and until the end of 2022, educators can receive a FREE CD or digital download of X when they download their curriculum guide! Download the curriculum guide here.

Buy recording

CD price: 35.99

Track listing

Disc 1 
 Act I
2.Scene 1: "Africa for Africans"
3.Scene 1: Louise's Aria, "I remember..."
4.Scene 1: "Reverend Little is dead."
5.Scene 1: "What is going on here?"
6.Scene 1: "Momma, help me."
7.Scene 2: Boston, "Come with me, child."
8.Scene 2: Pool Hall, "Shoot your shot!"
9.Scene 2: Dance Hall, "Just stand real still"
10.Scene 2: "I see..."
11.Scene 3: Malcolm's Aria, "You want the story, but you don't want to know"
 Act II
12.Scene 1: Prison, "In the devil's grip"
13.Scene 1: "You are not empty"
Disc 2 
 Act II (cont'd)
1.Scene 2: 125th St, Harlem, "We are an African people"
2.Scene 2: "When I was little"
3.Scene 3: "If we are going to be free"
4.Scene 3: "Jones is not your name"
5.Scene 3: "We're not askin' Massa to sit at a lunch counter"
6.Scene 4: "We are a nation"
7.Scene 4: "The chickens come home to roost."
8.Scene 5: Malcolm and Betty, "Are you sure?"
 Act III
9.Scene 1: "Betrayal is on his lips"
10.Scene 2: Betty's Aria, "When a man is lost"
11.Scene 2: Mecca, "Bismillah hirrahman-irrahim"
12.Scene 3: Riot
13.Scene 3: "The name is Shabazz"
14.Scene 4: I have learned so much in Africa"
15.Scene 5: Audubon Ballroom