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Jefferson & Poe: An Opera in Two Acts
Music by Damon Ferrante
Libretto by Daniel Mark Epstein
Young Edgar Allan Poe has fallen in love with Thomas Jefferson's slave daughter, and plots to get the President to set her free. Poet and President lock horns over the questions of slavery, freedom, rationality, and love in this lyric opera. Full synopsis
Previously performed at:
Theatre Project
45 West Preston Street Baltimore, MD
November 17-20, 2006
Symphony Space
2537 Broadway New York, NY
December 2-3, 2006
Longwood University
Farmville, VA
Friday, November 13, 2009
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Radio Interview
Damon Ferrante discusses Jefferson & Poe and American operas with WLIU's Bonnie Grice on July 30, 2009.
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Leah Brown (Sarah) and Leah Inger (Catherine)
Baltimore Poster
J Austin Bitner, Rebecca Gordon, and Randall Woodfield (Jefferson)
Ryan Scott Ebright (Poe)
and Randall Woodfield
Randall Woodfield
and Leah Brown

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