THE SILK CITY, an opera
  Libretto and Music by  Francesco Santelli
A new opera at its second performance  to be produced in the spring 2020 in Paterson,  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. 

           THE SILK CITY, AN OPERA - LIST OF CHARACTERS

Samuel MacKensie, Tenor  
 Irish weaver and  union leader in the Hutchinson Mill, skilled weaver and devout socialist in love with  Evelyn, daughter of the Mill`s owner. 

Evelyn Katryna Hutchinson, Soprano,   daughter of Henry  Hutchinson and  supervisor at the Hutchinson Mill, in  love with Samuel  
Henry Hutchinson, Baritone,   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 the 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
Mayor Brueckmann Baritone, Haledon socialist mayor
Carlo Tresca, Tenor,  Industrial Workers of the World Leader 
Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, Soprano / Actress  IWW feminist leader
Patrick Quinlan , Tenor  IWW  leader 
Chorus: Silk Weavers, Policemen, Strike Committee Leaders