Breath & Imagination dramatizes the life of pioneering African-American classical singer Roland Hayes (1887-1977), who went from singing on a Georgia plantation to wowing European monarchs. Hayes is played by baritone Jubliant Sykes (pictured), who can flit from genre to genre seemingly at will. The show runs until February 9.
Breath & Imagination
Jan. 10-Feb. 9, $26.50-$83.50, Hartford Stage, 50 Church St., Hartford, (860) 527-5151, hartfordstage.org.