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Davis, Allan G

The Sailing of the Nancy Belle (1948)

Duration: 25 minutes

Nautical chamber opera in one act


English   Deutsch  

Libretto by the composer (E)


Scoring

S,T,B fl-perc(1):timp/SD/tgl/susp.cym/cyms-pft(=cel)-strings

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Territory

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.


World Premiere
01/08/1948
Syracuse, New York
Company: Syracuse University


Roles

THE CAPTAIN Baritone
MARY ANN, the Captain's daughter Soprano
WILLIE, a sailor, Mary Ann's fiancée Tenor

Time and Place

Late 1800s, New England


Synopsis

At the turn of the 20th century in New England, Mary Ann decides to enlist the help of her father to trick Willie, a sailor on the Nancy Belle, into marrying her. Willie, up to this time, has divided his love between Mary Ann and the sea. Willie sails into port at the beginning of the story, and Mary Ann and her father put their plan into effect.  However, the plot backfires, due to the ship Captain’s taste for rum.


Moods

Comic, Romantic


Subjects

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