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July 11, 1999
Marrying the Hangman
Composer:Ronald Caltabiano
Librettist:Margaret Atwood
Synopsis
In eighteenth-century Québec, the only way for someone under sentence of death to escape hanging was, for a man, to become a hangman, or, for a woman, to marry one. In 1738, Françoise Laurent, sentenced to hang for stealing, persuaded Jean Corolère, in the next cell, to apply for the vacant post of executioner, and also to marry her…
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:45

Number of Acts
1



 
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