Vanqui
Composer: Leslie Burrs
Librettist: John A. Williams
Other Artistic Personnel: Tazewell Thompson, director; Gary Sheldon, conductor; Donald Eastman, scenic designer
Original Cast: Carmen Balthrop (Vanqui); Benita Valente (Melody and Ruth); Reggie Pindell (Nat Turner, Ulysses, and David); Pamela Dillard (Ramona, Harriet Tubman); Biff Florescu (Jefferson, Frenchman, Gray, and John Brown); Michael Forest (Prince); Marietta Simpson (Ola, Moremi)
Premiere Date: October 12, 1999
Producing Company: Opera/Columbus
Description: Vanqui
Comments: This work was formerly know as MANY THOUSAND GONE; this piece had a concert preview on Feb. 27, 1999 at the King Arts Complex in Columbus, OH
Length: 02:30
Total Acts: 2
Musical Style: Incorporates African, African-American, and American styles and instruments; as well as jazz, spiritual, and gospel in a contemporary musical idiom.
Contact: Opera Columbus
Address: 177 East Naghten Street
Columbus, OH 43215
E-mail Address: wboggs@operacolumbus.org
Phone: 614-461-8101
Schedule of Performances Listings
Vanqui (Burrs)
Friday, October 15, 1999 - Opera Columbus
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