May 3, 2008 | Lyric Opera of Kansas City
John Brown
Composer:Kirke Mechem
Librettist:Kirke Mechem
Synopsis
The piece is based on the life of famed abolitionist John Brown. It explores the major role that Brown played in the fight to determine if Kansas would enter the Union as a free or slave state.

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Lyric Opera of Kansas CityJohn Brown5/5/2008 - 5/11/2008


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GRANT NAMEYEAR
The Opera Fund: Repertoire Development2006
Opera Fund: Partnership 2002
Opera for a New America 1994
Opera for a New America 1993

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:07

Number of Acts
3

Vocal & Musical Forces
Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, 3 Tenors, Baritone, 3 Bass-Baritones, 2 Basses; Chorus

Original Cast
James Maddalena (John Brown)
Donnie Ray Albert (Frederick Douglass)
David Gagnon (J. E. B. Stuart)
Patrick Miller (Oliver Brown)
Jennifer Aylmer (Martha Barber)


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