Frederick Douglass

Opera in three acts

Ulysses Kay

Publisher: Pembroke Music
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

In post-civil War days, a venal secret cabinet seeks the destruction of the growing power of Frederick Douglass, then the Marshal of Washington, DC. Douglass is appointed to a doomed mission, presumably the acquisition of a US enclave in Haiti. During his absence, his political and financial records are manipulated to his disadvantage. Douglass returns home to face his enemies and restore his reputation.

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Additional Information

Composition Date 1980-84
Duration Full evening
Orchestration 4 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, 4 tenors, 2 baritones, bass-baritone, bass; SATB chorus; double mixed chorus; SSA chorus; SA children's chorus; 2 2 2 2 - 4 3 3 0; hp., mand., Timp. Perc. Str.
Premiere April 14th, 1991. New Jersey State Opera, Newark, NJ.