Lando Calrissian: bass-baritone with fabulous cape
Jabba the Hutt: bass (puppet)
Mon Mothma: contralto
Emperor Palpatine: tenor? baritone (you’ve convinced me, all two of you)
Jawas, Ewoks: children’s choir
The cantina music is reworked into the melody of a drinking song, of course.
Chewbacca has an aria. The import of said aria is summarized in the playbill just like everything else (”Chewbacca reminisces about the Clone Wars…”). At no point does the playbill call attention to the fact that the aria is in Shyriiwook.
Portrait of soprano Leontyne Price in Mozart’s opera, “Don Giovanni.” Printed on front: “Fayer, Wien.” Stamped on back: “Photo, Fayer, Wien I, Opernring 6. Handwritten on back: "Salzburg, 1960. Don Giovanni.”
Courtesy of the E. Azalia Hackley Collection of African Americans in the Performing Arts, Detroit Public Library