School of Music, East Carolina College
The Sojourner and Mollie Sinclair (1963)Duration: 75 minutes
Opera in one act
Libretto by the composer (E)
S,M,T,Bar,BBar; chorus 1(=picc).1(=corA).1(=bcl).1-18.104.22.168-timp.perc(1):SD/cyms/glsp/BD/ xyl/TD/tgl/gong-harp-strings(or 22.214.171.124.1).
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Edgar R. Loessin, director
Conductor: Julius Rudel
Company: East Carolina Opera Workshop
|DOUGALD MACDOUGALD||Bass Baritone|
|Brigade of Men||Silent|
Time and Place
Mid 18th century, a plantation on the Cape Fear River in colonial North Carolina
Set in the mid-18th century, the opera tells of the divided patriotic loyalty of a Scottish family settling in what would later become North Carolina. A Scottish laird, Dougald MacDougald, retains his privilege and rank in the colonies until a strong-willed Scottish woman, Mollie Sinclair, challenges his views by pointing out that he came to the New World to find fortune and freedom. Outraged by the Stamp Act, Mollie leads a protest march against British oppression; MacDougald takes the opposite position, continuing to raise his Union Jack and pledge allegiance to "good King George III". Finally, Mollie wins Dougald over to the Colonial cause while her son, Lochlan, is winning the hand of MacDougald’s daughter, Jenny.
Patricia Neway, Norman Treigle, Anne Hearne Moss, William Newberry, Jerold Teachey, East Carolina College School of Music Chorus, East Carolina College School of Music Orchestra, Julius Rudel
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