Friday, April 6, 2001

The Bald Soprano, Op. 94


Op. 94 THE BALD SOPRANO
(April 6, 2001)
OVERTURE
I. DUO INTRODUCTION (There, it's nine o'clock)
II. DUO CAVATINA (How does it happen)
III CONTINUATION AND SAMBA OF DUO INTRODUCTION
(Here's something strange / Which Bobby Watson)
IV. TRIO, DUO, AND SOLO CAVATINAS (I'm the maid / Excuse me, ma'am / 'Lizbeth and Don)
V. QUINTET AND DOUBLE-QUINTET CANONIC CANZONES (Good evening, dear friends / Hm)
VI. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much)
VIa. QUARTET AND QUINTET (Goodness, someone is ringing)
VII. SEXTET CAVATINA (How do you do)
VIII. SEXTET (Mr. Fire Chief)
IX. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much - II)
IXa. SEXTET (Dog and Cow)
X. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (A Young Calf)
XI. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (The Snake and the Fox)
XII. ARIA AND RESPONSE (The Bouquet)
XIII. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (The Headcold)
XIV. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much - III)
XV. TRIO CAVATINA (Madam... Sir...)
XVI. SEXTET (What is it that she is saying)
XVII. TEMPEST (I'm so glad, dear, to see you at last)
XVIII. ARIA (The Fire)
XIX. SCENIC QUINTET (That sent chills up our spines)
XX. QUARTET FINALE (I can buy a pocketknife)
XXI. DUO RECAPITULATION (There, it's nine o'clock - II)

Performances:

December 15, 2001
Leticia C. Page, Soprano
NOW Music Festival, San Francisco, CA

July 19-21, 2002
Goat Hall Productions
Jennifer Ashworth, Mrs. Smith; Erin B., Mr. Smith
Elizabeth Finkler, Mrs. Martin; Harriet March Page, Mr. Martin
Leticia C. Page, Mary; Percy Hernandez, Fire Chief
Fresh Voices III Festival, San Francisco, CA

October 4, 2002
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
400 Missouri, San Francisco, CA

November 15, December 5, 2006
Tritone Orchestra
Diablo Valley College Music Technology Center, Pleasant HIll, CA

Recording:

THE BALD SOPRANO,
(New Music)

OVERTURE









I. DUO INTRODUCTION (There, it's nine o'clock)

II. DUO CAVATINA (How does it happen)

III CONTINUATION AND SAMBA OF DUO INTRODUCTION
(Here's something strange / Which Bobby Watson)

IV. TRIO, DUO, AND SOLO CAVATINAS (I'm the maid / Excuse me, ma'am / 'Lizbeth and Don)

V. QUINTET AND DOUBLE-QUINTET CANONIC CANZONES (Good evening, dear friends / Hm)

VI. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much)

VIa. QUARTET AND QUINTET (Goodness, someone is ringing)









VII. SEXTET CAVATINA (How do you do)

VIII. SEXTET (Mr. Fire Chief)

IX. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much - II)

IXa. SEXTET (Dog and Cow)

X. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (A Young Calf)

XI. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (The Snake and the Fox)

XII. ARIA AND RESPONSE (The Bouquet)

XIII. ACCOMPANIED ARIA (The Headcold)

XIV. RECITATIVE (Since you travel around so much - III)

XV. TRIO CAVATINA (Madam... Sir...)

XVI. SEXTET (What is it that she is saying)

XVII. TEMPEST (I'm so glad, dear, to see you at last)

XVIII. ARIA (The Fire)









XIX. SCENIC QUINTET (That sent chills up our spines)

XX. QUARTET FINALE (I can buy a pocketknife)

XXI. DUO RECAPITULATION (There, it's nine o'clock - II)

Airplay:

January 24 - February 24, 2007
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