THE SILK CITY, an opera

A new opera to be produced in the fall of 2019 in New Jersey,  celebrating a story of an impossible passionate love  between an Irish weaver and the daughter of a Silk Mill  owner  in the `Silk City` of Paterson during the tumultuous times of the Silk 
Strike of 1913. 


Samuel MacKensie, Tenor (Main Role)  
 Irish, weaver union leader in the Hutchinson Mill, skilled weaver and devout socialist in love with  Evelyn, daughter of the Mill`s owner, strong nature, generous
Evelyn Katryna Hutchinson, Soprano (Main Role) daughter of Henry
    Hutchinson and  supervisor at the Hutchinson Mill, in  love with Samuel  
Henry Hutchinson, Baritone, (Main Role) owner of the Hutchinson Silk Mill
Mae Bornstein, Soprano a silk weaver  
Maria Cravello, Mezzo Soprano a ribbon weaver   
John Steiger, Tenor, a silk weaver   
Harry Bloom, Baritone, a silk weaver  
John Bimson, Bass/Baritone Chief of Paterson Police
Pietro Botto, Tenor,  a weaver, owner of the famous Botto House, 
                      workers rallying point during the strike
Maria Botto, Soprano,   a weaver,  Pietro`s wife
Pastor Hamilton, Soprano/Tenor a minister (small role)
Mayor Brueckmann Baritone, Haledon socialist mayor
Carlo Tresca, Baritone,  Industrial Workers of the World Leader 
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Soprano / Actress  IWW feminist leader
Patrick Quinlan , Tenor  IWW leader (small role)
Chorus: Silk Weavers, Policemen, Strike Committee Leaders