The Man Without a Country (opera)

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The Man Without a Country is an opera in 2 acts by composer Walter Damrosch. Arthur Guiterman wrote the English language libretto which was based on Edward Everett Hale's 1863 short story of the same name. The work premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City on May 12, 1937.[1]


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 12 May 1937 [2]
(Conductor: Walter Damrosch)
Lieutenant Philip Nolan tenor Arthur Carron
Mary Rutledge soprano Helen Traubel
Harman Blennerhassett tenor George Rasely
Aaron Burr baritone Joseph Royer
Colonel Morgan bass John Gurney
Parke tenor Nicholas Massue
Fairfax tenor Lodovico Oliviero
Lieutenant Pinckney baritone Wilfred Engelman
Lieutenant Reeve baritone George Cehanovsky
Negro Boatman baritone Donald Dickson