Baby Doe

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An infant with Down syndrome born in April, 1982, in Indiana who had a tracheo-oesophageal fistula that required surgery for the infant’s prolonged survival; given the infant’s anticipated poor quality of life, the parents decided to withhold treatment with the approval of the local court and the child died within 6 days
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It's one of Moore's more enduring stage works after The Ballad of Baby Doe, and received its first professional production in Detroit in 1962.
What is missing in all this, at least from an American perspective, is any acknowledgment of newer works that have established a permanent presence in the repertory (though perhaps outside the top one hundred)--works like Robert Ward's The Crucible (1961), Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe (1956), Samuel Barber's Vanessa (1958), and Carlisle Floyd's Susanna (1955) and Of Mice and Men (1970), or even lesser known works such as Kirke Mechem's Tartuffe (1980), which has had no fewer than 170 performances in 53 different productions since its premiere.
Calgary Opera audiences have come to expect something different for the second of its three annual productions, and a thread of modern American operas continued this January with the first professional Canadian staging of Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe.
There is considerable music in between, including an unforgettable performance of the Willow Song from Douglas Moore's The Ballad of Baby Doe.
Hickman received a rave review from the New York Times for her performance of Lena in l'Opera francais de New York's production of La Princesse Jaune, and will sing the role of Mary in the New York City Opera's new production of The Ballad of Baby Doe.
This spring, she sings the role of Mary in New York City Opera's The Ballad Of Baby Doe by Douglas Moore.