April 30, 2000
The Edge of Glory
Composer:Emory Waters
Librettist:Mary Ann Waters
Synopsis
The Edge of Glory portrays events in the lives of members of a middle-class African-American family in Petersburg, VA, during the Reconstruction Period. Act I is set in 1883 and Act II is set in 1893.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:00

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Tonal; lyrical; through-composed arioso style with several distinct arias and ensemble numbers

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: 8 principal roles (4 or 3 sopranos, 1 or 2 mezzo-soprano(s), tenor, baritone, bass); adult chorus (10-12); children's chorus (8-10, ages 8-10 approx.). Orchestra: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons; 4 horns, 2 cornets, 2 trombones; timpa

Original Cast
Lisa Edwards-Burrs (Amelia Tibbs); Chiquita Cross (Caroline Tibbs); Kayce Berry (Sissieretta Jones/Mrs. James); Johnnella Edmonds (Augusta Tibbs); Patrick McCoy (Henry Warren); Matthew Duckery (Jesse Tibbs); Harold Haughton (Thomas Clayborn)


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