Opera Highlights

from Prologue

1.  Introduction  (Orchestra / Male Chorus)

from Act 1 Scene 2 – Colonial America

2.  Printer’s ShopNo Taxation Without Representation  (1st Apprentice)  

3.  Procrastination  (Aria - 2nd Apprentice)

from Act 2 Scene 3 – England

4.  Franklin Responds to the Court  (B.F.)

from Act 3 Scene 1 – Colonial America

5.  Our Country Will Not Be Destroyed  (B.F.)

from Act 3 Scene 2 – Colonial America

6.  You Are Now My Enemy  (B.F.)

from Act 4 Scene 2 – France

7.  The Invention of Writing  (Duet - Madame Brillon, Madame Helvetius)

8.  Let Us Always Remember  (Trio, in 3 separate keys - M.B., M.H., B.F.)          

from Act 4 Scene 3 – France

9.   Singing of the Peace Treaty with Great Britain  (Orchestra)

10.   The War Is Over  (Aria - William Franklin)

11.   This Is My Country  (Aria - B.F.)

from Epilogue – The United States of America

12.   Benediction  (George Washington)

13.   Epitaph  (Sextet - M.B., M.H., W.F., C.R., D.F.**, G.W)

14.   Epilogue Music      


**  Deborah Read Franklin, Franklin’s common law wife