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Beeson, Jack: Lizzie Borden (1965) 120'
A family portrait in three acts

Music Text

Libretto by Kenward Elmslie after a scenario by Richard Plant (E,G)

Scoring

chorus: dramcol S,lyr S,M,T,lyr Bar,BBar; small children's chorus
orchestra: 2(II=picc).2(II=corA).2(II=bcl).2-2.2.2.euph.1-timp.perc(2):xyl/SD/small and large susp.cym/tam-t/field dr/tamb/glsp/BD/TD/tgl-harm-harp-strings

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World Premiere

25/03/1965
City Center, New York, NY
Nikos Psacharopoulos, director / New York City Opera / Anton Coppola

Recommended Recording

Ann Elgard, lyric soprano; Brenda Lewis, mezzo soprano; Ellen Faull, soprano; Herbert Beattie, bass baritone; Richard Fredricks, lyric baritone; Richard Krause, tenor
New York City Opera; Anton Coppola, conductor
New World Records #NWCR694

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