BLAKE - the Opera - full score Vol 1 - Prelude, Act 1

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BLAKE - the Opera - full score Vol 1 - Prelude, Act 1

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3332 4331 Timp, Perc (3), Afro-Cuban Drum Ensemble, harp, organ (keyboard), strings
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Soloists: 

John Henry Blake , Tenor
Miranda (Blake's wife), Soprano
Major Frank Stevens, Baritone
Joanna (wife of Stevens), Soprano
Judge Whitney Ballard, Bass
Isabella (sister), Mezzo-Soprano

orchestra, chorus, dancers

 

Vol. 1
prelude and act 1

Vol. 2
act 2 
act 3
act 4

 

 

Comments

Setting:  The American South, just prior to the Civil War

Story based on Blake; or The Huts of America: A Tale of the Mississippi Valley, the Southern United States, and Cuba, novel by Martin Delany, initially published in two parts: The first in 1859 by the Anglo-African Magazine (AAM), and the second, during the earlier part of the American Civil War, in 1861-62 by the Weekly Anglo-African Magazine (WAA).

 

H. Leslie Adams and the Blake team would like to express much gratitude for the underwriting of the new 2021 edition of Blake, full score and parts, funded by Cindy Friedmann, Dependable Painting Company, Cleveland, OH.

 

First Perfomance
VOX Showcase, New York City Opera, 1985
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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
H. Leslie Adams with Daniel Mayers
Ensemble Type
solo voice(s)+large ensemble or orchestra
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$150 full score - Vol 1 -prelude and Act 1
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