The Ballad of Baby Doe

THE BALLAD OF BABY DOE

BY DOUGLAS MOORE

APRIL 12 & 14, 2019 AT THE VALENTINE THEATRE

A SEMI-STAGED PRODUCTION OF AN AMERICAN CLASSIC

Horace Tabor builds an opera house in the mining town of Leadville, Colorado in Douglas Moore’s most famous and frequently performed opera from 1956. What follows is a distinctly American tale of scandal and betrayal; love and beginning anew; and the loss of a fortune. Peppered with real figures from U.S. history like President Chester A. Arthur and William Jennings Bryan, The Ballad of Baby Doe is also known for the beauty of its heroine’s arias.

Performed in English with English supertitles.

Based on real life characters, The Ballad of Baby Doe recounts the sordid lives of Horace Tabor, Elizabeth “Baby” Doe Tabor, and Augusta Tabor in 20th century Colorado. Prince Tamino is attacked by a giant serpent but is rescued by three ladies. This semi-staged production directed by Jay Lessenger will incorporate projections by Michael Baumgarten to provide audiences the sense of time and place. An acclaimed cast and the Toledo Opera Chorus will be led by Maestro James Meena.

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