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Wakonda's Dream
Anthony Davis
Yusef Komunyakaa
Rhoda Levine, Director; Stewart Robertson, Conductor; Peter Harrison, Set Designer; Stephen Strawbridge, Lighting Designer; Paul Tazwell, Costume Designer
Eugene Perry (baritone) as Justin Labelle, Patrick Kilcoyne (baritone) as Sonny Troce, Kristopher Irmiter (bass) as Arlington, Joe Fitzgerald (boy alto) as Jimmy Troce, Phyllis Pancella (mezzo-soprano) as Delores Labelle, Arnold Rawls (tenor) as Chief Standing Bear, Derek Richardson (boy soprano) as Bear Shield, William Ferguson (tenor) as Jason Labelle, Jonah Davis (boy alto) as Young Jason Labelle, Mara Bonde (soprano) as Laura Arlington, Lily Nunn (soprano) as Young Laura Arlington, Darin Anderson (tenor) as Joe Carson
March 07, 2007
Opera Omaha
Wakonda's Dream focuses on the members of a Native American family struggling to find their place in contemporary society. The opera was inspired by actual events that took place in Nebraska in the late 19th century, including the trial of Ponca Chief Standing Bear, which impacted U.S. Constitutional law regarding the citizen status of Native Americans.
The opera was formerly known as .
03:30
2
Contemporary tonal with Indian traditional elements
Not Available
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
2003 Partnership Consortium
THE TRIAL OF STANDING BEAR
Opera Omaha
Rhoda Levine
Hal France
2004 Repertoire Development Consortium
The Trial of Standing Bear
Opera Omaha
Rhoda Levine
Hal France
2005 Audience Development Project
DREAM HORSES Composer/Librettist Showcase
Opera Omaha
Rhoda Levine
2007 Audience Development Project
WAKONDA'S DREAM: Festival
Opera Omaha
Audio Visual Materials

From left to right: Eugene Perry (Justin LaBell), Phyllis Pancella (Delores LaBell), Arnold Rawls (Standing Bear), William Ferguson (Jason LaBell)
Courtesy of: Opera Omaha; Photo credit: Jim Scholz

From left to right: Arnold Rawls (Standing Bear)
Courtesy of: Opera Omaha; Photo credit: Jim Scholz

From left to right: William Ferguson (Jason LaBell)
Courtesy of: Opera Omaha; Photo credit: Jim Scholz

From left to right: Eugene Perry (Justin LaBell)
Courtesy of: Opera Omaha; Photo credit: Jim Scholz
Schedule of Performances Listings
Wakonda's Dream (Davis)
Wednesday, March 07, 2007 - Opera Omaha

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