Friday, December 3, 2004

The Pied Piper of Hamelin, Op. 116

Op. 116 THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN: A CHILD'S OPERA
(after Robert Browning) (December 3, 2004)
OVERTURE - "Rats"
I. ARIA - "Hamelin Town"
II-III. CHORUS - "At last the people"
IV-V. TRIO - "For a guilder" / "Come in"
VI. ARIA - "Please your honors"
VII. DUET - "Into the street"
VIII. CHORUS - "You should have heard"
IX. QUARTET - "First, if you please"
X-XI. ARIA/TRIO - "The Piper's face fell" / "How?"
XII. CHORUS - "Once more"
XIII. TRIO - "The wonderful music"
XIV. ARIA - "Alas, alas"
XV. CHORUS - "In Transylvania"

Performances:

January 25, 2006
Composer Gala
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

May 18-20, 2006
Fresh Voices VI Festival, Goat Hall Productions
Thick House Theatre, San Francisco, CA

NARRATOR / MARIA SHRIVER - Suzanna Mizell
MAYOR / ARNOLD SCHWARTZENEGGER - Noah Miller
CORPORATION I / BARBARA BOXER - Bianca Showalter
CORPORATION II / DIANE FEINSTEIN - Maggie Tennenbaum
PIED PIPER / GEORGE W. BUSH - Karl Coryat
RAT STOUT AS JULIUS CAESAR / OSAMA BIN LADEN -
William Loney
ONE WAS LAME / LYNNDIE ENGLAND - Sandra Castleberry

DIRECTOR - Mark Alburger
PIANO - Keisuke Nakagoshi

OVERTURE - "Rats"
(Coryat, Mizell, Miller, Tennenbaum, Showalter, Castleberry, Loney)

I. ARIA - "Hamelin Town"
(Loney, Castleberry, Coryat, Mizell, Tenenbaum, Miller)

VII. DUET - "Into the street"
(Loney)

XIII. TRIO - "The wonderful music"
(Castleberry, Mizell)

April 20, 2007
San Francisco Cabaret Opera and
San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra
Old First Presbyterian Church, San Francisco, CA

April 26, 2007
Mark Alburger, Voice
Diablo Valley College Duck Pond, Pleasant Hill, CA

Recording:

THE PIED PIPER OF HAMELIN
(New Music, 2008)
OVERTURE - "Rats!"







I. ARIA - "Hamelin Town"
II-III. CHORUS - "At last the people"
IV-V. TRIO - "For a guilder" / "Come in"
VI. ARIA - "Please your honors"
VII. DUET - "Into the street"
VIII. CHORUS - "You should have heard"
IX. QUARTET - "First, if you please"
X-XI. ARIA/TRIO - "The Piper's face fell" / "How?"
XII. CHORUS - "Once more"
XIII. TRIO - "The wonderful music"
XIV. ARIA - "Alas, alas"
XV. CHORUS - "In Transylvania"


Airplay:

June 2-5, 2007
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