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STRANGE FRUIT
Music by Chandler Carter
Libretto by Joan Ross Sorkin

Final Dress Rehearsal

Final Company Rehearsal

Orchestra Rehearsal

Chorus Rehearsal

Lullaby and sextet, Act 1, scene 1:


All eyes focus on Nonnie as she strolls down College Street with the baby in her care.

Nonnie’s Song, Act 1, scene 3:


Late at night Nonnie secretly waits by the river for Tracy.




Tracy’s Ballad, Act 1, scene 3:


Tracy recalls how he remembered Nonnie when he was serving in France during World War I.



Adina Aaron, Nonnie

Joseph Kaiser, Tracy

New York City Opera, Stephen Gross, conductor




Nonnie’s Aria, Act 1, scene 7:


Even though her family condemns her affair and pregnancy, Nonnie is determined to keep both her lover and unborn child.


Erina Newkirk, Nonnie

Long Leaf Opera, Benjamin Keaton, conductor




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STRANGE FRUIT



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