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Ballad of Baby Doe, Thelocked

  • Andrew Stiller

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Opera in two acts by Douglas S(tuart) Moore to a libretto by John Latouche; Central City, Colorado, Opera House, 7 July 1956.

Moore had been attracted to the story of Elizabeth ‘Baby Doe’ Tabor as early as 1935 when he read accounts of her being found frozen to death near the abandoned mine where she had maintained a vigil since the death of her husband 36 years earlier. Nonetheless, no opera resulted until the Central City Opera Association suggested that subject in ...

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