2 Lyric Sopranos, 2 Dramatic Mezzo-Sopranos, 1 Contralto, 1 Tenor Buffo, 1 Basso Buffo, and Cl, Bsn, TptinC, BsTbn, vln, cb, and 2Perc
THE SINGING LESSON – Chamber Opera in Three Acts Based on the short stories of Katherine Mansfield (PD) for 2 Lyric Sopranos, 2 Dramatic Mezzo-Sopranos, 1 Contralto, 1 Tenor Buffo, 1 Basso Buffo, and small chamber orchestra: Cl in Bb, Bsn, Tpt in C, Bs Tbn, vln, cb, and Perc (1-2): wind chimes, triangle, sleigh bells, cowbell, tam-tam, vibraslap, wood block, glockenspiel, xylophone, vibraphone, marimba, tubular bells, snare drum, bass drum, and celesta.
ACT ONE / THE GARDEN PARTY: Synopsis:
Laura is helping her mother, Mrs. Sheridan, in the preparations for a garden party, when it is discovered that a death has transpired at a nearby working-class neighborhood. Laura is in favor of canceling the party, but other members of her family are not. After the party is over, Laura is instructed by her mother to visit the bereaved family, which results in an enormous personal change – or does it?
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