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William Grant Still




TROUBLED ISLAND by William Grant Still



Troubled Island


Opera Synopsis


Opera Production Timeline


Premiere Performance


Directors and Cast


William Grant Still Art Center and Mural

JUST TELL THE STORY: Troubled Island



What's Inside


Book Review


Testimonials


ORDER BOOK

WILLIAM GRANT STILL and VERNA ARVEY



Biographical Introduction


William Grant Still


Verna Arvey

WILLIAM GRANT STILL MUSIC



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    Troubled Island

William Grant Still Music  
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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 history.

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American Composer and Conductor William Grant Still

Troubled Island  |  Opera Synopsis  |  Opera Production Timeline  |  Premiere Performance  |  Directors and Cast  |  William Grant Still Art Center and Mural  |  What's Inside  |  Book Review  |  Testimonials  |  ORDER BOOK  |  Biographical Introduction  |  William Grant Still  |  Verna Arvey  |  Product Information  |  Presentation Service  |  Contact Information



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