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Mother of Us All, The

Composer:
Virgil Thomson
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Gertrude Stein
Description:
Opera in II Acts
Notes:

Theme of opera is the struggle of women’s rights in America centered around the figure of Susan B. Anthony who wrote a four volume “History of Women’s Suffrage” and around the 1870’s led women’s marches and was often arrested.

Time:
1870's and later
Place:
in and around Susan B. Anthony's house, and the Halls of Congress, Washington, D.C.
Role Voice Part Classification
Susan B. Anthony Soprano L
Daniel Webster Bass L
Jo, the Loiterer Tenor L
Constance Fletcher Mezzo-Soprano L
John Adams Tenor F
Anne Contralto F
Gertrude Stein Soprano F
Virgil Thomson Baritone F
Indiana Elliot Contralto F
Angel Moore Soprano F
Gloster Hemming Baritone F
Lillian Russell Soprano F
Chris, the Citizen Baritone S
Thaddeus Stevens Tenor S
Anna Hope Contralto S
Jenny Reefer Mezzo-Soprano S
Ulysses S. Grant Bass-Baritone S
Andrew Johnson Tenor S
Anthony Comstock Bass S
Donald Gallup Baritone S
Herman Atlan Baritone S
Isabel Wentworth Mezzo-Soprano S
Indiana Elliot's brother Bass-Baritone S
Henrietta M. Soprano B

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Henry B. Bass-Baritone B
Negro Woman Speaking Part B
Negro Man Speaking Part B
A.A. & T.T. Postillions (Pages-Men's Chorus) 4 Basses CB each
 
Minimum Chorus:  24
Divisi:  SATB