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Category Archives: Opera

La Belle et la Bête

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2017 (appx. 63 mins) Opera in one act and seven tableaux Libretto and music by the composer Narrator * Belle – mezzo-soprano Bête – bass * The role of Narrator … Continue reading


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Operatic Monodrama on one act. 2013 (appx. 50’) Text by Frida Kahlo (excerpts from her diaries) mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, keyboard, 2 violins, viola, ‘cello Frida Kahlo’s life was filled with … Continue reading

Blood Wedding

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Opera in two acts 2006 (appx. 90’) Libretto: Ted Hughes’ version of Federico García Lorca’s original play high soprano, 2 sopranos, contralto, 2 bass baritones, bass Flute (doubling piccolo, alto … Continue reading

Five Arabian Nights

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Opera/ballet in one act. 1996 (appx. 90’) Libretto: Patricia Debney, based on the Tales of the Thousand Nights and One Night Principal Roles: mezzo-soprano, baritone. Non-acting voices: coloratura soprano, soprano, … Continue reading


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Opera in five acts. 1993 (appx. 120’) Libretto: the composer, based on the true life of the ancient Cambodian God-King Jayavarman VII (1120-1219 AD) Principal role: Jayavarman – baritone. Other … Continue reading

The Fisherman

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Opera in two acts. 1986 (appx. 85’) Libretto: Jonathan Kreeger, based on Oscar Wilde’s story The Fisherman and his Soul. Principal roles: tenor, baritone, lyric soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass, counter-tenor, alto … Continue reading