Ellen West

Ellen West A Chamber Opera Libretto by Frank Bidart based on the poem by Frank Bidart Premiere: Summer 2019, Opera Saratoga Commission: Commissioned by Beth Morrison Projects: Beth Morrison, President and Creative Producer; Opera Saratoga: Lawrence Edelson, Artistic...

The House Without a Christmas Tree

Opera for Young Audiences Libretto by Royce Vavrek Published by Theodore Presser Company Duration: 80 min. Premiere: World Premiere December 2017, Houston Grand Opera Commission: Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera Purchasing: Piano Reduction/Vocal Score Note: In...

A Coffin in Egypt

A Chamber Opera in One Act Libretto by Leonard Foglia based on a play by Horton Foote Duration: 80min. Roles: MYRTLE BLEDSOE (Singer/Mezzo Soprano) At 90 years old, she still very handsome. Her skin is clear and still quite unwrinkled. Her snow-white hair is worn on...
Orpheus & Euridice

Orpheus & Euridice

A Song Cycle In Two Acts for Soprano, Clarinet In Bb and Piano OR Soprano, Clarinet and String Quintet (or String Orchestra) Text by Ricky Ian Gordon Published by Carl Fischer Music Duration: 60 min. Premiere: October 21, 2001. Todd Palmer, clarinet, Elizabeth Farnum,...
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

An Opera in Three Acts Libretto by Michael Korie Carl Fischer Music Duration: 190 min. Voices: 13 principal singing roles – Soprano, 2 Mezzo-sopranos, 3 Tenors, 4 Baritones, Bass-baritone, Boy Soprano, Girl Soprano; 5 featured singers (doubling various roles):...
The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Tibetan Book of the Dead

The Great Liberation Through Hearing Libretto by Jean-Claude Van Itallie Published by Theodore Presser Company Duration: 95 min. Voices: Soprano, 2 Mezzo-soprano, 2 Tenor, 1 Baritone, 1 Bass Instrumentation: l.(dbl. Picc.) Cl.(dbl.B.Cl.) Hn. Tpt. 3Perc. Pno. Hp. Vln....
Morning Star

Morning Star

An Opera in Two Acts Libretto by William F. Hoffman Published by Theodore Presser Company Duration: 150 min. Voices: 4 Soprano, 3 Mezzo-soprano, 3 Tenor, 2 Baritone, 1 Bass-Baritone, 1 Boy (13 yrs. old, 1 spoken roles) Instrumentation: 2(2 dbl. Picc.) 1(dbl. E.H.)...
Green Sneakers

Green Sneakers

For Baritone and String Quartet Text by Ricky Ian Gordon Published by Theodore Presser Company Duration: 60 min. Voices: Baritone Instrumentation: Empty Chair, String Quartet, and Piano Premiere: July 15, 2008; Vilar Performing Arts Center; Jesse Blumberg, baritone;...
Rappahannock County

Rappahannock County

A Theatrical Song Cycle about the Civil War Libretto by Mark Campbell Published by Theodore Presser Company Duration: 85 min. Voices: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, 2 Baritone Instrumentation: 1(d.Picc.) 1(d.E.H.) 2(d.B.Cl.) 1 – 1 1(d.Flglhn.) 1 0; Timp. Perc....
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Opera An Opera in Five Acts Libretto by Royce Vavrek Published by Theodore Presser Company Duration: 95 min. Voices: Mezzo-soprano, 4 supporting singers (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass-Baritone, singing a variety of roles) Instrumentation: 2(2nd dbl. Picc.) 2(2nd dbl....