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The only opera composed by Edward Joseph Collins, Daughter of the South, is set on a plantation on the Potomac River, near Leesburg, Virginia. The composer also wrote the libretto, the dramatic action commencing on the day the Civil War began and ending when peace was declared. Pondering what would be an appropriate opera for an American composer, Collins drew on his life-long interest in the Civil War and created an opera using the love story of a Southern beauty with a Northern boy as the basis of the libretto. The music shares many identifiable qualities with Collins' other compositions for large ensembles, yet also makes more direct use of music styles from the popular culture of the 1920s and 30s, especially jazz and blues.Notes & Reviews:
Recording information: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland / All Saints Church, (2009-05-01_2009-05-03&2009-).
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Works DetailsCollins, Edward Joseph : Daughter of the South, opera
- Performers: Keel Watson (Bass Baritone); Andrea Baker
- Conductor: Marin Alsop
- Notes: Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland / All Saints Church, London, UK (2009-05-01_2009-05-03&2009-)
- Running Time: 2 min. 27 sec.
- Period Time: Post Romantic
- Form: Opera/Operetta