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Community opera in a Prologue and Three Acts 75'

Libretto by Alastair Campbell
 

Commissioned by Blackheath Concert Halls for the Greenwich Festival

First performance July 19th 1997, Blackheath Concert Halls, London SE3

Director: Thomas de Mallet Burgess Designer: 
Lighting: 

Mary King, Endymion Ensemble, c. Peter Selwyn

Cast

Bella mezzo soprano  
James - Bella's son, 13-15 years old acting role 
Chrissie - a homeless woman acting role 
Psyche medium voice
The Three Graces, Blackheath housewives possibly 2 women and one man (pantomime dame) , or three teenagers. 
The Mayor sung role, all chanted. 
A Bin Man spoken 
A Curio Man spoken 
A Punter spoken 
A Mother spoken
Virginia, her daughter silent 
The Mai-Tai Man medium voice 
The Winner/Loser medium voice 
The Heritage Secretary (Mrs) silent
Uninvited 1-4 SATB 
Rats 1-2 squeaked 

Chorus (2 part singing) - Punters in Deptford Market, The Uninvited, Stallholders, School Choir, Voice of the River 

ORCHESTRA

Flute+/Clar+Bass/tpt/trom/harp/piano/double bass
children's orchestra (optional): 2020/0200/5 percussion/strings

SYNOPSIS

The story concerns a conflict between society's detritus 'The Uninvited' and the status quo, a plot to redevelop the urban centre and impose conformity on the people and a last-ditch uprising at the turn of the new millennium. 
 

Details

Year:
1997
Category:
Children's Music Theatre
Publisher:
Composer
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Minutes:
75
Total Number of Instruments:
20

Instrumentation

Bass clarinet
1
Chorus
1
Clarinet
1
Double bass
1
Electronics
1
Flute
1
Harp
1
Mezzo-soprano
1
Other instrumentation
Piano
1
Piccoloflute
1
Trombone
1
Trumpet
1

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