FREDERICK DOUGLASS, An Opera in 3 Acts

Composer: 

Alternate Title: 

FREDERICK DOUGLASS, An Opera in 3 Acts

Year Authored (or revised): 

1985

Scoring: 

2-1-Ehn-2-bcl-1,2-2-1-btbn-0,perc,timp,pf,strings, Vocal Soloists

Duration (min): 

180

Text Source/Author: 

Text: Composer's own libretto from the writings of Frederick Douglass

Frederick Douglass (born Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey, circa 1818 – February 20, 1895) an American abolitionist, women's suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman, minister  and reformer. Escaping from slavery, he made strong contributions to the abolitionist movement, and achieved a public career that led to his being called "The Sage of Anacostia" and "The Lion of Anacostia". Douglass is one of the most prominent figures in African American and United States history.

He was a firm believer in the equality of all people, whether black, female, Native American, or recent immigrant. He was fond of saying, "I would unite with anybody to do right and with nobody to do wrong."

Video: 

Trilogy--An Opera Company Presents the Opera "Frederick Douglass"

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