Cabildo Info & Libretto

This page is dedicated to Amy Beach’s one-act opera entitled Cabildo. The PDF below includes the (1) synopsis, (2) facts and fancy about the story, (3) notes by Beach biographer, Adrienne Fried Block, about Beach’s working with librettist, Nan Bagby Stephens, and composing the opera and finally (4) the libretto.

Note – all the information and the libretto provided in the PDF below are taken directly from the liner notes for the 1995 CD album Cabildo: an opera premiere ; Six short pieces  available by the Delos International, Inc. label (DE 3170). As stated on the album cover, “The professional premiere of AMY BEACH’s CABILDO was presented by ‘Great Performers at Lincoln Center’ on May 13, 1995. This recording features the original cast, conducted by Ransom Wilson.”  The album was recorded at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, New York City.  For more information about this album and those responsible for performing and recording this wonderful premiere, please visit the Discogs page.

Celebrating the composer Amy Beach, 1867-1944