April 27, 1997
Black Water
Composer:John Duffy
Librettist:Joyce Carol Oates
Synopsis
Based on the incident at Chappaquiddick, told from the point of view of the drowning young woman.

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Opera for a New America 1994

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Musical Style
Chamber Opera

Vocal & Musical Forces
2 principal roles, 3 secondary roles; 4 chorus (SATB). Violin, cello, piano, percussion, trumpet, clarinet (doubling on flute); may be performed with violin, cello, and piano, piano and percussion, or piano alone.

Original Cast
Karen Burlingame (Kelly Kelleher); Erin Langston (Sarah Connor); Stephanie Buckley (Buffy St. John); Wilbur Pauley (Roy Annick); David Lee Brewer (Lucius Smith); Patrick Mason (The Senator); Kent Smith (Dwight Murphy); Tara Venditti (Michelle Ravel); Kimberly Graham (Jenny O'Brien); John Savarese (Graeme Winthrop).


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