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Minette Fontaine Premiere (1984)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

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

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 1984-10-26

Duration: 00:05:53

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


  • Courtney, Beth Host
  • Ekings, Robyn Reporter
  • Dobish, Gail Interviewee
  • Dorr, Donald Interviewee
  • George, Donald Interviewee


This segment from the October 26, 1984, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Robyn Ekings’ report on the Baton Rouge Opera Company’s upcoming world premiere of “Minette Fontaine,” an opera set in New Orleans by African American composer William Grant Still. She interviews: Gail Dobish, soprano; Donald Dorr, director; and Donald George, opera singer. Host: Beth Courtney