Alternate Title: 

The Leopard, Opera in Two Acts

Year Authored (or revised): 



1211 2110 perc(1), 12-string guitar, harp, strings

Instrumentation : 

Solo singers, chamber orchestra

Duration (min): 


Text Source/Author: 

Based on the novel "Il Gattopardo" by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa; "IL GATTOPARDO", published 1958, Feltrinelli English translation 1959 by Archibald Colquhoun, published by Random House. Libretto by J. D. McClatchy

First Performance: 

Armel Festival, Budapest tba 2020

Opera in Two Acts, in development -
Music by Michael Dellaira
Libretto by J. D. McClatchy

Note: No performances allowed in Italy without the approval of the Titanus Film Company.

Permission for theatrical rights granted by the Lampedusa Estate (Gioacchino Lanza Tomasi, executor)
Permission to use English translation granted by Random House Publishers.

Ensemble Type: 

solo voice(s)+large ensemble or orchestra

Instrumentation in detail

1 Flute / Piccolo
2 Bb Clarinets / Bass Clarinet
1 Oboe / English Horn
1 Bassoon
2 French Horns
1 Trumpet
1 Trombone
1 Percussionist:
2 timpani (30", 25"), snare drum, bass drum, timbales, tambourine,
triangle, cowbell, woodblock, suspended cymbal, sizzle cymbal,
hi-hat, chimes, vibraphone, glockenspiel, hand bells
1 12-string guitar (amplified - acoustic with pickup or electric)
1 Harp
Strings (4-4-4-4-2)

Difficulty professional

Vocal range(s) SOPRANO
Angelica [coloratura]: Bb3 – D6
Carolina: Eb4 – A5
Mademoiselle Dombreuil: C4 – F#5
Concetta: B3 – Bb5

The Princess Stella: Bb3 – A5
Caterina: A3 – D5

Tancredi: Db3 – B4
Father Pirrone: C#3 – Bb4
Count Cavriaghi: Gb3 – Bb4

Don Fabrizio: Bb2 – G4
Don Calogero: G2 – F#4

Don Onofrio: F#2 – E4
Cavaliere Chevalley di Monterzuolo: F#2 – E4

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