The Resource The ballad of Baby Doe : "I shall walk beside my love", Duane A. Smith with John Moriarty

The ballad of Baby Doe : "I shall walk beside my love", Duane A. Smith with John Moriarty

Label
The ballad of Baby Doe : "I shall walk beside my love"
Title
The ballad of Baby Doe
Title remainder
"I shall walk beside my love"
Statement of responsibility
Duane A. Smith with John Moriarty
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
First produced at the Central City Opera House in 1956, "The Ballad of Baby Doe" is now widely considered a classic and is the second most produced American opera. In The Ballad of Baby Doe, Duane A. Smith tells the tale of the complicated birth of this most American of operas. Inspired in 1953 by composer Douglas Moore's interest in Horace Tabor's story and funded by the Central City Opera House Association, the opera came together through a unique combination of hard work and serendipity. Smith relates how key people-including investors and historians in addition to creative talent-turned Moore's idea into a reality and brought the story of the Tabors to millions of opera fans worldwide. In addition, Smith compares the opera's libretto with historical reality, and the book even includes a chapter on the production written by John Moriarty, who conducted the opera in 1981, 1988, and 1996. For anyone interested in opera history or this Colorado story in particular-the emblematic tale of silver millionaire Horace Tabor and the two women he married-The Ballad of Baby Doe will be the definitive history for years to come
Action
digitized
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
782.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML410.M7753
LC item number
S65 2002eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The ballad of Baby Doe : "I shall walk beside my love", Duane A. Smith with John Moriarty
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Baby Doe comes of age : the making of an opera -- The Tabors : a legendary story -- The ballad of Baby Doe : John Moriarty, conductor, Central City, 1981, 1988, 1996 -- Baby Doe versus Clio : the opera as history -- The ballad of Baby Doe at Central City : a photographic essay -- Writing desk and backstage : a glimpse into Baby Doe as it was composed and sung
Control code
ocm51978854
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 133 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780870817069
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36154313
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)51978854
  • acaebk087081706X
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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