Shallaway | Ann & Seamus

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Ann & Seamus

by Shallaway

Genre: Classical: Opera
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1. Ann & Seamus, Scene 1, I've Been Waiting
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2. Ann & Seamus, Scene 2, Meet The Harveys
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3. Ann & Seamus, Scene 3, Something Is Coming On The Horizon
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4. Ann & Seamus, Scene 4, Takin' The Ferry Out From Derry
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5. Ann & Seamus, Scene 5, The Harveys Entertain
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6. Ann & Seamus, Scene 6, Farewell Dance On The Derry Docks
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7. Ann & Seamus, Scene 7, The Passengers Lament The Endless Sea
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8. Ann & Seamus, Scene 8, The Despatch Goes Down
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9. Ann & Seamus, Scene 9, Rescue At Sea
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10. Ann & Seamus, Scene 10, The Harveys Feed And Nurse The Survivors
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11. Ann & Seamus, Scene 11, Ann And Seamus Have Fallen In Love
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12. Ann & Seamus, Scene 12, Ann's Future
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13. Ann & Seamus, Scene 13, Who Will Get Ann's "goodbye"
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14. Ann & Seamus, Scene 14, Fare Thee Well. I'll Remember...
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Album Notes
People and place are at the heart of Shallaway's vision. It was from this vision that our opera project sprang - the same wellspring of all of its cultural endeavors. The opera Ann & Seamus commemorates a daring rescue. In 1828, a brig carrying 200 Irish immigrants destined for Quebec, foundered in a summer storm offshore Isle aux Morts on Newfoundland's southwest coast. Over three days, 17-year old Ann Harvey and her family carried out a valiant rescue of 168 souls from the vessel, grounded three miles offshore. Kevin Major made the story more familiar with his verse novel Ann & Seamus from which this opera was inspired.

Stephen Hatfield's realization of Ann & Seamus unfolds on opposite sides of the Atlantic. Scenes 1-9 preview Irish and Newfoundland forces that will eventually converge in the horrendous shipwreck and daring rescue - on the Irish side, the voyage of the immigrants, and on the other, a picture of the Harvey family life in Isle aux Morts, and their response to the sea disaster. Scenes 10-14 follow the unfolding of the love story of Ann & Seamus.

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