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Thread #107115   Message #2218706
Posted By: Deckman
19-Dec-07 - 01:18 AM
Thread Name: Earl Robinson stories?
Subject: RE: Earl Robinson stories?
I attended Earl's first presentation of the opera "Sandhog", in 1953 (I think). It was held at the Women's Centuary Club, which was a very large theatre on Capital Hill, in Seattle. It was a fascinating presentation.

Earl did a solo performance, sitting mostly at the piano, and singing ALL the major parts: Bass through Soprano. He would narrate the story line, playing the music to each part, and sing his way through the opera. At times he would leap from the piano stool and demonstrate the choreography. He gave a very strong and passionate performance, one that I clearly remember today. Bob(deckman)Nelson