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North American Works Directory Listing
Tobias Picker
J.D. McClatchy
Francesca Zambello (Stage Director/Project Consultant)
George Manahan (Conductor)
Patricia Racette (Emmeline Mosher)
Victor Ledbetter (Mr. Maguire, factory supervisor)
Curt Peterson (Matthew Gurney, a railroad worker)
Kevin Langan (Henry Mosher, Emmeline's father)
Herbert Perry (Pastor Avery, pastor in Fayette, Maine)
Anne-Marie Owens (Aunt Hannah Watkins, Henry Mosher's sister)
Josepha Gayer (Mrs. Bass, owner of the boarding house)
Melanie Sarakatsannis (Sophie, older girl at the mill)
Wright Moore (Hooker, foreman at the mill)
Michelle Bradley (Harriet Mosher, Emmeline's sister)
Gregory Keil (Simon Fentom, Emmeline's suitor)
Mary Jane Kania (Ella Burling, girl at the mill)
July 27, 1996
Santa Fe Opera
Emmeline tells the story of Emmeline Mosher, a young girl from a poor family in rural Maine who, in the middle of the last century, is sent to work in the textile mills. Her seduction there by the owner's brash son-in-law leads to a series of events that years later--after a life of anguished silence and a sudden romance--result in a horrible tragedy of discovery and defiance.
Emmeline Mosher(s)
Harriet Mosher(s)
Ella Burling(s)
Mrs. Bass(mz)
Aunt Hanna Watkins(a)
Matthew Gurney(t)
Mr. Maguire(bar)
Simon Fenton(bar)
Henry Mosher(b)
Pastor Avery(b)
Sarah Mosher
Mr. Summers
Mrs. Maguire(spoken)
2 Children
Peter G. Davis, New York Magazine; Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal; Leo Wieland, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Hella Boschmann, Die Welt
Exploring the Heart of Lyrical Americana - The New York Times 4/2/1998
Picker Mills a Mighty Opera - San Francisco Classical Voice 5/28/2010
2 fl(2picc), 2 ob(2 Eng Hrn), 2 cl, 2 bsn - 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn - hfe, harm - str(10 vln1, 8 vln2, 6 vla, 6 vc, 3 db)
Schott Music Corporation
254 W 31st St · New York
Schedule of Performances Listings
Emmeline (Picker)
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Emmeline (Picker)
Tuesday, March 31, 1998 - New York City Opera
Emmeline (Picker)
Saturday, July 27, 1996 - Santa Fe Opera

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