The Yiddish Book Center's
Wexler Oral History Project
A growing collection of in-depth interviews with people of all ages and backgrounds, whose stories about the legacy and changing nature of Yiddish language and culture offer a rich and complex chronicle of Jewish identity.
Vision for a New Yiddish Opera: Ascher Penn and Hatuey
Frank London explains his new Yiddish opera project - Ascher Penn's story, "Hatuey." London muses on why Ascher Penn, a Jew from Ukraine, would have written about Hatuey, a Cuban national hero.
This is an excerpt from an oral history with Frank London.
This excerpt is in English.
Frank London was born in New York, New York in 1958.
This interview is part of the Yiddish and the Arts: musicians, actors, and artists series.