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Kitty Hawk
J. Mark Scearce
Will Graham
Will Graham, Stage Director; Alfred E. Sturgis, Conductor; Musicians: National Opera Company Chamber Orchestra
David Schmidt as Wilbur Wright (bass-baritone), Niccolo Muti as Raleigh Etheridge (non-singing child), Timothy Hill as Adam Etheridge (baritone, Mara Bonde as Carolina Etheridge (coloratura soprano), Kimberley Bentley as Amanda Etheridge (soprano), Matt Morgan as Orville Wright (tenor), Troy Curtis as Will Dough (tenor), Mark Wadley as John Daniels (baritone), Angela Polansky as Johnny Moore (mezzo pants role), Homero Velho as W.C. Brinkley (bass)
April 25, 2000
National Opera Company
In the stormy December of 1903 at Kitty Hawk, NC, Wilbur Wright awaits the return of his brother Orville, who has gone back to Ohio to secure stronger propeller shafts. Adam Etheridge, a Kitty Hawk native, arrives with his wife, daughter, and son. Orville returns with members of the Kill Devil Hills life-saving squad who have volunteered to assist with the flying experiment. When the weather clears, the brothers are observed taking turns flying their machine, the last flight of which proves conclusively that they have solved the problem of manned flight. After the departure of a member of the squad injured following the flying experiments, the brothers reflect on the significance of their achievement.
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fl, cl(bcl), asax - tpt, hrn, tbn, perc, pf - str
Tonal; romantic
Will Graham, National Opera Company J.Mark Scearce, Email: jmscearc@gw.fis.ncsu.edu
P.O. Box 12800
Raleigh, NC 27605-2800

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