February 10, 1995 | Dayton Opera
Paul Laurence Dunbar: Common Ground
Composer:Adolphus Hailstork
Librettist:Herbert Woodward Martin
Synopsis
Dunbar (1873 – 1906) was the first African-American poet to gain national recognition and fame. He wrote in both standard English and the black dialect of his time. The work connects 12 of Dunbar’s poems with dialogue to illustrate his short life.
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company

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Dayton OperaPaul Laurence Dunbar: Common Ground2/1/1995 - 2/10/1995


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Opera for a New America 1994

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