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Margaret Garner airs on WDAV's Carolina Live

February 16, 2008

  • date
    February 16, 2008
  • time
    3:00 pm
  • event type
    event
  • location
    WDAV 89.9 Classical Public Radio

Opera Carolina's production of Margaret Garner airs on WDAV's Carolina Live The historical Margaret Garner was a Kentucky slave who became famous for killing her own daughter to save her from continued abuse at the hands of slave-owners. Her story became the basis for Toni Morrison's acclaimed novel "Beloved". Morrison also wrote the libretto for this moving opera by Grammy-winning composer Richard Danielpour. The production from Charlotte, NC, features Denyce Graves, who originated the title role. RICHARD DANIELPOUR: Margaret Garner Opera Carolina Charlotte Symphony Orchestra; Opera Carolina Chorus Stefan Lano, conductor CAST: Denyce Graves (Margaret Garner); Eric Greene (Robert Garner); Angela Renee Simpson (Cilla); Michael Mayes (Edward Gaines); Mark T. Panuccio (Casey); Inna Dukach (Caroline Gaines); Jonathan Boyd (George Hancock); Dale Bryant (Auctioneer)