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Black Water: An American Opera

Based on National Book Award-winner Joyce Carol Oates’ novella about the Chappaquiddick scandal, this tragic and beautiful opera enthralls as a handsome senator uses his power to enchant, seduce, and carelessly destroy. Composed by John Duffy with libretto by Joyce Carol Oates.

An L.A. Theatre Works full cast performance featuring:

David Lee Brewer as Lucius Smith

Reid Bruton as Roy Annick

Stephanie Buckley as Buffy St. John

Karen Burlingame as Kelly Kelleher

Kimberly Graham as Jenny O’Brien

Linda Kerns as Michelle Ravel

Erin Langston as Sarah O’Connor

Patrick Mason as The Senator

John Savarese as Dwight Murphy

Rob Shacklett as Graeme Winthrop

Original music performed by Alan Johnson on the piano, Linda Wang on the violin, and Stanley Sharp on the cello.

Directed by Gordon Hunt. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in July of 1998.


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