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WILLIAM GRANT STILL
American Composer and Conductor
1895 - 1978
Still's Grand Opera "Troubled Island"
William Grant Still's Troubled Island was
the first grand opera composed by an African-American to be produced by
a major opera company for the American stage. It was produced in 1949
by the New York City Opera company.
Opening night was received with 22 curtain calls from a packed house. The premiere was a resounding success.
However, the opera's production was shut-down after its first three performances and the opera has never been staged again.
The events surrounding Troubled Island's production
and its premiere performances are considered to be the result of a
complex network of racial and political intrigue.
The newly-released publication, JUST TELL THE STORY: TROUBLED ISLAND, is creating quite a stir in the arts world. For the first time, the story of Still's grand opera, Troubled Island,
is told through the use of original source documentation, which takes
an unprecented look at one of the most significant events in American
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American Composer and Conductor William Grant Still