MeMarie (micro-opera for soprano alone)

MeMarie (micro-opera for soprano alone)

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Instrumentation
soprano alone
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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
6
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This micro-opera was written in memory of the composer's grandmother, Marie. Inspired by the visual/sonic/kinetic structures of concrete poetry, its "libretto" is a collage of three sources: a poem (sung), a small-town newspaper "in memoriam" (sprechstimme), and a classical formula using "imaginary numbers" (abstractly intoned). Three interpenetrating responses to the loss of a loved one: intellectual, emotional, and poetic.

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First Perfomance
April 14, 1970 - Judy Summerville Johnson (soprano), Indiana University (Bloomington)
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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author
texts by the composer
Ensemble Type
solo voice alone
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Instrument
Soprano

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