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BR Opera Company’s Minette Fontaine (1984)




Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Baton Rouge, East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-11-04

Duration: 00:05:27

Subjects: Baton Rouge Opera Company | Opera | Music | Arts


  • Hinton, Rob Host
  • Dobish, Gail Interviewee
  • George, Donald Interviewee
  • Dorr, Donald Interviewee


This segment from the November 4, 1984, episode of the series “Folks” features Rob Hinton’s report on the Baton Rouge Opera Company’s production of “Minette Fontaine,” an opera set in New Orleans by African American composer William Grant Still. He interviews: Gail Dobish, “Minette Fontaine”; Donald George, “Diron Hachard”; and Donald Dorr, the artistic director of the Baton Rouge Opera Company.