NIGHTINGALE, THE

NIGHTINGALE, THE

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Instrumentation
Alto, Bar, Bs-Bar, cello, clarinet, flute, percussion, piano, piccolo, soprano, tenor, trombone, trumpet, violin
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
67:
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Description

A multi-media chamber opera, employing both real and virtual sets, large-screen digital projections, recorded electronic music tracks, 8 principals, 8 dancers, a small chorus,(serving in several capacities,) 2 narrators.(recorded) and a chamber ensemble. There are 13 scenes within the 1 act, with 39 seperate "pieces". Creation of new projection visuals as well as sets and costumes would be part of mounting a new production of the work. The narrator parts provide the clues for the visuals and the sets. All other performance materials are available. The work can be performed by college opera-theatre groups. The most difficult parts are the role of the nightingale, and the piano part.

Comments

Commissioned by the College of Fine Arts of Western Michigan University, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

First Perfomance
April 2, 1998 (1st of 9 Performances. Shaw Theatre, Western Michigan University.
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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
Libretto by the composer, adapted from Hans Christian Andersen's "The Nightingale".
Ensemble Type
duo or ensemble+audio playback
chorus+soloist(s)+orch/ens
chamber orchestra
Genre/Theme
Instrument
narrator-speaker(s) , image projection

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