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Libretto by the composer (E)

Scoring

S,M,T,Bar,BBar; chorus
1(=picc).1(=corA).1(=bcl).1-1.1.1.0-timp.perc(1):SD/cyms/glsp/BD/
xyl/TD/tgl/gong-harp-strings(or 1.1.1.1.1)

Abbreviations (PDF)

World Premiere
12/2/1963
Raleigh, North Carolina
Edgar R. Loessin, director
Conductor: Julius Rudel
Company: East Carolina Opera Workshop

Roles

JENNY MACDOUGALD Soprano
LACHLAN SINCLAIR Tenor
DOUGALD MACDOUGALD Bass Baritone
SPOKESMAN Baritone
MOLLIE SINCLAIR Mezzo-Soprano
Kinsmen Mixed Chorus
Brigade of Men Silent
Slaves Male Chorus
Time and Place

Mid 18th century, a plantation on the Cape Fear River in colonial North Carolina

Synopsis

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.

Moods

Dramatic

Subjects

History, Society

Recommended Recording
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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
Video Artists International VAIA1172

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