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March 14, 1997
Jackie O
Composer:Michael Daugherty
Librettist:Wayne Koestenbaum
Synopsis
The opera is a mythical, rather than historical, portrayal of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. The first act, "The Happening," begins with the widowed Jackie's reentrance into society in 1968. The second act, "The Island" takes place in 1969, after Jackie and Aristotle Onassis' wedding. Through pastiche, collage, and the incorporation of popular cultural references as well as mythical leitmotifs, the opera reimagines the Jackie legend.

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
University of MichiganJackie O3/1/2006 - 3/26/2006
Banff CentreJackie O8/1/1997 - 8/16/1997
Houston Grand OperaJackie O3/1/1997 - 3/16/1997


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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:00

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Postmodern; eclectic with many pop references

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: 7 principal roles; 12 chorus; 6 supers. 2 dancers. Orchestra: 19 players

Original Cast
Banff production:
Rayanne Dupuis (Jackie)
Valerie Komar (Maria Callas)
Thomas Goertz (Ari)
Marcel van Neer (JFK's voice)
Doug MacNaughton (Andy Warhol)
Iren Bartok (Liz Taylor)
Karen Ydenberg (Princess Grace)
Craig Ramsey (Dancing Jackie)


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