Opera Ebony is an African-American opera company, which have performed Mozart in Harlem to African-American Heritage concerts in Iceland. Gershwin in Moscow to Duke Ellington in the Caribbean. Benjamin Matthews, Sister M. Elise Sisson, SBS (1897–1982), and Wayne Sanders founded Opera Ebony in 1973. It has served as a professional platform for thousands of American artists, administrators, and technical staff helping them to refine their talent and perfect their operatic craft. In New York City, Opera Ebony has performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the World Trade Center, the Beacon Theatre, Langston Hughes Theater(Schomburg Center for Research and Black Culture), and the Manhattan Center. Additionally, for ten years the company presented grand opera at Philadelphia’s Academy of Music. Since 1988, Opera Ebony’s repertoire has performed in Brazil, Russia, Estonia, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Canada, Switzerland, and Martinique. The company has also partnered with several major international orchestras, opera companies, and music festivals including the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, the Finnish National Opera, the Estonia Philharmonic, and the Savolinna Music Festival.