IMMIGRATION AND MOB JUSTICE IN AMERICA
VENUE, CASTING, & ORCHESTRATION
Principal Roles (9 Singers)
DAVID HENNESSY (Baritone) – New Orleans Chief of Police. Assasinated October 16, 1890.
MARGARET HENNESSY (Soprano) – David Hennessy’s widowed mother.
IANIA ROMA (Soprano) – A Sicilian immigrant in New Orleans.
EMMANUELLE POLIZZI (Tenor) – a Sicilian immigrant in New Orleans, one of many accused for the murder of Hennessy. Iania's husband.
MAMA ROMA (Mezzo-soprano) – Iania’s mother; the family’s matriarch.
ZIA FRANCESCA (Mezzo-soprano) – Iania’s maternal aunt.
CATARINA ROMA (Coloratura Soprano) – Iania’s younger sister.
BILL O’CONNOR (Tenor) – Representative of “Law,” a superintendent of a private detective force employed by the ruling classes of the city.
WILLIAM PARKERSON (Bass-Baritone) – Representative of “Order.” Wealthy and influential New Orleanian.
Ensemble (flexible size; minimum of four singers (SATB)
Sicilian Immigrants, police officers, the every-day residents of New Orleans, as well as the ruling Elite. The Ensemble serves in the traditional choral role, in comprimario roles, and as supernumeraries.
The Ensemble can consist of as few as four singers, or multiplied as space and necessity allows.
Flexible orchestrations options
"New Orleans Traditional" (clarinet, trumpet, trombone, guitar/banjo, piano, contrabass, vibes and trap kit)
Chamber orchestra 126.96.36.199 - 188.8.131.52, git/bjo, pno/kbd, vibes, traps, string quintet
Full pit orchestration 184.108.40.206 - 220.127.116.11, git/bjo, pno/kbd, vibes, traps, str.)