The Visitation
Composer: Gunther Schuller
Librettist: Gunther Schuller
Original Cast: McHenry Boatwright (Carter Jones)
Jeanette Scovotti (Miss Hampton)
Simon Estes (Uncle Albert)
Tatiana Troyanos
Tom Krause
Felicia Weather
Heinz Blankenburg
Kim Borg
Helmut Melcher
Peter Roth Ehrang
Carl Schultz
William de Valentine
Work Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2420&State_2874=2&workId_2874=32728
Premiere Date: October 12, 1966
Producing Company: Hamburgische Staatsoper
Description: Black student Carter Jones is threatened by the white men in his small Southern town. After a flirtation with a white neighbor Miss Hampton, he is put on trial and nearly hanged. He asks for help but no one will do anything; finally he is beaten and killed.
Character List (Major): CARTER JONES: Baritone
BILL: Baritone
FRANK: Bass
JOE: Tenor
LANDLADY: Mezzo-Soprano
INSPECTOR: Bass-Baritone
MISS HAMPTON: Soprano
MATTIE: Tenor
PRESIDING OFFICER: Baritone
CHUCK: Tenor
MRS. CLAIBORNE: Soprano
MR. CLAIBORNE: Tenor
UNCLE ALBERT: Bass
TEENA:Mezzo-Soprano
HELD: Baritone
PATTERSON: Tenor
PULISI: Tenor
DEACON: Bass
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: Chorus
Orchestration: 3 fl(pic,afl), 3 ob(ca), 3 cl(Ebcl,bcl), 3 bsn(cbsn) - 4 hrn, 3 tpt, 3 tbn, tba - pf - str; tp;
jazz combo: tpt, tbn - perc - pf - db
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Composer Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2419&State_2872=2&composerId_2872=1400
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