Papa Doc


Year Authored (or revised): 


Text Source/Author: 

Haitian-American author, Edwidge Danticat.

First Performance: 

Trilogy Opera Company, Feb. 23, 2013

On November 12, 1964, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, a huge crowd gathered to witness an execution. The president of Haiti at that time was the dictator François “Papa Doc” Duvalier, who was seven years into what would be a fifteen-year term.

Ensemble Type: 

solo voice(s)+large ensemble or orchestra
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