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Queenie Pie

Composer:
Edward (“Duke”) Ellington
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Edward Ellington and Betty McGettigan
Description:
“Folk” Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

Score completed by Maurice Peress and Barrie Lee Hall.

Based loosely on the real life story of entrepreneur  Madam C.J. Walker.

This classification is of the November 2013 edition by Ken Roht, produced by Chicago Opera Theater.

Time:
20th Century
Place:
New York City; an Uncharted Island
Role Voice Part Classification
Café Au Lait Soprano L
Queenie Pie Mezzo-Soprano L
Holt Faye/the King Baritone L
Lil Daddy/the Witch Doctor Bass-Baritone L
The Ensemble
Woman #1 Soprano F
Woman #2 Soprano F
Woman #3 Soprano F
Woman #4 Mezzo-Soprano F
Woman #5 Mezzo-Soprano F
Man #1 Tenor F
Man #2 Tenor F
Man #3 Baritone F
Man #4 Baritone F
Man #5 Bass-Baritone F

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Chorus Notes:  

Sung by the Ensemble