Jefferson & Poe: A Lyric Opera

Jefferson & Poe is a lyric opera in two acts with music by Damon Ferrante and libretto by Daniel Mark Epstein. The opera takes place at Monticello on a March evening in the early nineteenth century and portrays two love stories: one between an elderly Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings and the other between a young Edgar Allan Poe and the daughter of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings. The work received its premiere at Theatre Project in Baltimore and at Symphony Space in Manhattan in 2005.


Geoffrey Himes (16 November 2005). "From Stage to Sing: Composer Damon Ferrante Coaxes Baltimore Writer Daniel Mark Epstein To Transform His Play Into An Opera". Baltimore City Paper

Dale Keiger (February 2005). "Changing Their Tune". Johns Hopkins Magazine

Elise D'Haene (2 August 2007). "Eploring Opera's New Golden Age". The East Hampton Star

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