CHÉRI

Composer: 

Alternate Title: 

CHÉRI

Year Authored (or revised): 

2005

Instrumentation : 

3 sopranos, 2 altos, 1 mezzo, 2 tenors, 1 Bass, reeds, violin, cello, synthesizer

Duration (min): 

110

Movements-Titles: 

2

Text Source/Author: 

Susan Yankowitz, after the novel by Colette

Recording: 

TROY1129 Albany Records

First Performance: 

May 6, 2005; The Actors Studio, New York

Opera in 2 acts, on a libretto by Susan Yankowitz, after the 1921 novel by Colette. The Actors Studio workshop production, May 6-9, 2005. The story reflects a love affair cast as a bittersweet meditation on that moment when all persons "of a certain age" realize they have crossed the invisible meridian that separates their youth from what is left of their lives.

Ensemble Type: 

solo voice(s)+2 to 6 instruments

Listening Sample: 

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