The Ballad of Baby Doe

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Composer:

Douglas Stuart Moore

Librettist:

John Latouche

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Language:

English

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About the opera The Ballad of Baby Doe

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The Ballad of Baby Doe is an opera by the American composer Douglas Moore that uses an English-language libretto by John Latouche. It is Moore's most famous opera and one of the few American operas to be in the standard repertory (others being Carlisle Floyd's Susannah and Samuel Barber's Vanessa). Especially famous are the title heroine's five arias: "Letter Aria," "Willow Song," "I Knew it Was Wrong", "Gold is a Fine Thing", and "Always Through the Changing." Horace Tabor's "Warm as the Autumn Light" is also frequently heard. Distinguished sopranos who have portrayed Baby Doe include Beverly Sills (Moore's favorite interpreter of the role), Karan Armstrong and Elizabeth Futral.
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Roles in The Ballad of Baby Doe

Elizabeth-Baby Doe Soprano
Horace Tabor Baritone
Augusta Tabor Mezzo-Soprano
Mama McCourt Soprano
Samantha Soprano
Silver Dollar Soprano
William Jennings Bryan Bass-Baritone
President Chester Arthur Tenor

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All scenes from The Ballad of Baby Doe

Arias from The Ballad of Baby Doe

Nr.Title scenePopularityOperaComposerActTypeVoicesLang.Roles
1Warm as the autumn light

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct: 1.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Horace Tabor
2The fine ladies walk with their heads

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct: 2.01

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Elizabeth
3Turn tail and run then

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct: 2.02

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Horace Tabor
4Augusta how can you turn away

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct: 2.04

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Augusta Tabor
5Always through changing of sun

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct: 2.05

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Elizabeth
6The Silver Aria

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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7Dearest Mama

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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8Good people of Leadville

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

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9Willow Song

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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