Company:Opera Carolina
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Web Site:www.operacarolina.org
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Director & Conductor
Revival Director TBA
DirectorKenny Leon
Music DirectorStefan Lano
performance datesmatinee
Saturday, April 1, 2006
Thursday, April 20, 2006
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Sunday, April 23, 2006
Margaret Garner
Composer: Richard Danielpour

Librettist: Toni Morrison, Toni Morrison
Synopsis
When Edward Gaines acquires his deceased brother’s Kentucky estate, he pledges to let all the slave families on Maplewood Plantation stay together. However, when he takes a special interest in one of the slaves, Margaret Garner, it is not long before her husband Robert is sent away alone to another plantation. One night, Robert sneaks back to Maplewood and attempts to escape with Margaret and their children to the ‘Free State’ of Ohio. They are caught and Margaret murders her children in a crime passionel to spare them the indignity of a life of slavery. Margaret is condemned to death and although she is granted clemency at the last minute, she chooses the freedom of the gallows over life as a slave.

(Courtesy of G. Schirmer)

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