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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Popular videos from The Ballad of Baby Doe

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Willow Song
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Warm as the Autumn Light Walter Cassell 121936
Warm as the autumn light
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The Silver Aria from Ballad of Baby Doe sung by Nadine Sierra 40432
The Silver Aria
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Augusta how can you turn away
Marilyn Mims

All scenes from The Ballad of Baby Doe

Arias from The Ballad of Baby Doe

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

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

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

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Elizabeth
3Turn tail and run then Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: baritoneLanguage: English

Roles: Horace Tabor
4Augusta how can you turn away Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: mezzoLanguage: English

Roles: Augusta Tabor
5Always through changing of sun Popularity:

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

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

Roles: Elizabeth
6The Silver Aria Popularity:

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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7Dearest Mama Popularity:

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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8Good people of Leadville Popularity:

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: bassLanguage: English

Roles:
9Willow Song Popularity:

Opera: Ballad of Baby Doe, TheComposer: MooreAct:

Type: ariaVoice: sopranoLanguage: English

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