Composer: Tobias Picker
Librettist: J.D. McClatchy
Other Artistic Personnel: Francesca Zambello (Stage Director/Project Consultant)
Original Cast: Patricia Racette (Emmeline Mosher)
Victor Ledbetter (Mr. Maguire, factory supervisor)
Curt Peterson (Matthew Gurney, a railroad worker)
Kevin Langan (Henry Mosher, Emmeline's father)
Herbert Perry (Pastor Avery, pastor in Fayette, Maine)
Anne-Marie Owens (Aunt Hannah Watkins, Henry Mosher's sister)
Josepha Gayer (Mrs. Bass, owner of the boarding house)
Melanie Sarakatsannis (Sophie, older girl at the mill)
Wright Moore (Hooker, foreman at the mill)
Michelle Bradley (Harriet Mosher, Emmeline's sister)
Gregory Keil (Simon Fentom, Emmeline's suitor)
Mary Jane Kania (Ella Burling, girl at the mill)
Work Web Site: http://www.tobiaspicker.com/emmeline.html
Premiere Date: July 27, 1996
Producing Company: Santa Fe Opera
Description: Emmeline tells the story of Emmeline Mosher, a young girl from a poor family in rural Maine who, in the middle of the last century, is sent to work in the textile mills. Her seduction there by the owner's brash son-in-law leads to a series of events that years later--after a life of anguished silence and a sudden romance--result in a horrible tragedy of discovery and defiance.
Character List (Major): Emmeline Mosher(s)
Harriet Mosher(s)
Ella Burling(s)
Mrs. Bass(mz)
Aunt Hanna Watkins(a)
Matthew Gurney(t)
Mr. Maguire(bar)
Simon Fenton(bar)
Henry Mosher(b)
Pastor Avery(b)
Character List (Minor): Sarah Mosher
Mr. Summers
Mrs. Maguire(spoken)
Bit Parts: 2 Children
Reviews: Peter G. Davis, New York Magazine; Heidi Waleson, The Wall Street Journal; Leo Wieland, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Hella Boschmann, Die Welt
Exploring the Heart of Lyrical Americana - The New York Times 4/2/1998
Picker Mills a Mighty Opera - San Francisco Classical Voice 5/28/2010
Length: 01:55
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Chorus
Orchestration: 2 fl(2picc), 2 ob(2 Eng Hrn), 2 cl, 2 bsn - 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn - hfe, harm - str(10 vln1, 8 vln2, 6 vla, 6 vc, 3 db)
Contact: Norman D. Ryan--Vice President for Composers and Repertoire
Address: 254 W. 31st Street, Floor 15, New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-461-6940
Composer Web Site: http://www.tobiaspicker.com
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schott-music.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Emmeline (Picker)
Saturday, June 13, 2015 - Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Emmeline (Picker)
Tuesday, March 31, 1998 - New York City Opera
Emmeline (Picker)
Saturday, July 27, 1996 - Santa Fe Opera
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