Tuesday, February 1, 2005

Waiting for Godot, Op. 128


Op. 128 WAITING FOR GODOT
(after Samuel Beckett)
(February 1, 2005)
Tragicomic Opera in Two Acts
ACT I
I. Prelude - Nothing to be done.
II. Duet and Trio - And they didn't beat you?
III. Recitative - Where was I?
IV. Aria - Two thieves
V. Duet - Charming spot.
VI. Recitative - What are you insinuating?
VII. Quintet / Duet - I was lonely / Ah stop it!
VIII. Recitative - Just so!
IX. Duet - Gogo light.
X. Recitative - Good idea.
XI. Arioso - What exactly...
XII. Recitative - On our hands and knees.
XIII. Terzettino - We're not tied?
XIV. Quartet - I'm hungry!
XV. Recitative - Bozzo.
XVI. Duet - What ails him?
XVII. Cavatina - Leave him in peace!
XVIII. Trio - It's a scandal!
XIX. Aria - I must be getting on.
XX. Trio - Who told you?
XXI. Quartet - Here. What?
XXII. Cabaletta - Ah! Why couldn't you say so before?
XXIII. Scena / Aria - Hanky! / He's stopped crying (The Tears of the World)
XXIV. Recitative - And now you throw him
XXV. Aria (Reprise) / Boogie - He's subsided (Indeed All Subsides) / If you asked
XXVI. Trio - Pop!
XXVII. Quartet - You know how to think
XXVIII. Aria Accompagnata - Stop! Back! Turn! Think!
XXIX. Scena - His hat!
XXX. Recitative - Now!
XXXI. Arioso - Thank you, gentlemen
XXXII. Duet - That passed the time
XXXIII. Trio - Mister
XXXIV. Duet - Yes, sir / You work for Mr. Godot?
XXXV. Finale - At last
ACT II
XXXVI. Aria - A dog
XXXVII. Duet - You again!
XXXVIII. Scena - Wait for Godot
XXXIX. Recitative - All the same
XL. Scena (Variant) - Best thing
XLI. Duet - When you seek
XLII. Duet (Continuing) - That wasn't such a bad
XLIII. Duet (Continuing) - This evening
XLIV. Duet (Continuing) - I suppose we blathered
XLV. Ballet - What'll we do?
XLVI. Scena - Lucky's hat!
XLVII. Tango Tune - Will you not play?
XLVIII. Gigue - Tell me to think
XLIX. Stretto - Well I can understand
L. Trio - What do we do now
LI. Quartet - Time flows again
LII. Accompanied Aria - Let us not waste time
LIII. Trio - What's the matter with you all?
LIV. Scena - Simple queston of will power
LV. Hymn Variation/Transfiguration - It's evening
LVI. Arioso Trio - Go and see is he hurt
LVII. Dream Duet-Aria I - Don't go / Have you not
LVIII. Dream Duet-Aria II - Why will you
LIX. Dream Aria-Duet III - Was I sleeping
LX. Epilogue - What's wrong with you?

Performances:

May 28, 2006
Mark Alburger, Voices, MIDI
NOW Music Festival, Fresh Voices VI Festival
Goat Hall Productions, Thick House Theatre, San Francisco, CA

April 20, 2007
San Francisco Cabaret Opera
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

June 15-16, 22, 24, 2007
Fresh Voices VII Festival
Goat Hall, San Francisco, CA

VLADIMIR - Eliza O'Malley
ESTRAGON - Meghan Dibble
POZZO - Janet Lohr (Act I) / Kat Cornelius (Act II)
LUCKY - Kat Cornelius (Act I) / Janet Lohr (Act II)
BOY - Lea Grant

DIRECTOR - Mark Alburger
PIANO - Keisuke Nakagoshi

XIV. I'm hungry!
(Dibble, O'Malley)


You are human beings nonetheless
(O'Malley, Lohr)

XV. Bozzo?
(O'Malley, Cornelius)

XVI. What ails him?
(Cornelius)


XVIII. It's a scandal
(O'Malley, Cornelius, Lohr)

XXVIII. Stop! Back! Turn! Think!
(Lohr)

XXIX. His hat!
(Dibble, Cornelius, O'Malley)



XXX. Now you can let him go
(Lohr)


XXXI. Thank you, gentlemen
(Lohr)


XXXIII. Mister?
(Grant)

L. What do we do now?
(Dibble, O'Malley)

LIII. What's the matter with you all?
(Dibble, O'Malley)

LX. What's wrong with you?
(Dibble, O'Malley)

Recordings:

WAITING FOR GODOT
Instrumental Version
(New Music, 2007)
ACT I
I. Prelude - Nothing to be done
II. Duet and Trio - And they didn't beat you?
III. Recitative - Where was I?
IV. Aria - Two thieves









V. Duet - Charming spot
VI. Recitative - What are you insinuating?
VII. Quintet / Duet - I was lonely / Ah stop it!
VIII. Recitative - Just so!
IX. Duet - Gogo light
X. Recitative - Good idea.
XI. Arioso - What exactly...
XII. Recitative - On our hands and knees
XIII. Terzettino - We're not tied?
XIV. Quartet - I'm hungry!
XV. Recitative - Bozzo.
XVI. Duet - What ails him?
XVII. Cavatina - Leave him in peace!
XVIII. Trio - It's a scandal!
XIX. Aria - I must be getting on.
XX. Trio - Who told you?
XXI. Quartet - Here. What?
XXII. Cabaletta - Ah! Why couldn't you say so before?
XXIII. Scena / Aria - Hanky! / He's stopped crying (The Tears of the World)
XXIV. Recitative - And now you throw him
XXV. Aria (Reprise) / Boogie - He's subsided (Indeed All Subsides) / If you asked
XXVI. Trio - Pop!
XXVII. Quartet - You know how to think
XXVIII. Aria Accompagnata - Stop! Back! Turn! Think!
XXIX. Scena - His hat!
XXX. Recitative - Now!
XXXI. Arioso - Thank you, gentlemen
XXXII. Duet - That passed the time
XXXIII. Trio - Mister
XXXIV. Duet - Yes, sir / You work for Mr. Godot?
XXXV. Finale - At last
ACT II
XXXVI. Aria - A dog
XXXVII. Duet - You again!
XXXVIII. Scena - Wait for Godot
XXXIX. Recitative - All the same
XL. Scena (Variant) - Best thing
XLI. Duet - When you seek
XLII. Duet (Continuing) - That wasn't such a bad
XLIII. Duet (Continuing) - This evening
XLIV. Duet (Continuing) - I suppose we blathered
XLV. Ballet - What'll we do?
XLVI. Scena - Lucky's hat!
XLVII. Tango Tune - Will you not play?
XLVIII. Gigue - Tell me to think
XLIX. Stretto - Well I can understand
L. Trio - What do we do now
LI. Quartet - Time flows again
LII. Accompanied Aria - Let us not waste time
LIII. Trio - What's the matter with you all?
LIV. Scena - Simple queston of will power
LV. Hymn Variation/Transfiguration - It's evening
LVI. Arioso Trio - Go and see is he hurt
LVII. Dream Duet-Aria I - Don't go / Have you not
LVIII. Dream Duet-Aria II - Why will you
LIX. Dream Aria-Duet III - Was I sleeping
LX. Epilogue - What's wrong with you?

WAITING FOR GODOT (Selections)
Eliza O'Malley, Vladimir
Meghan Dibble, Estragon
Mark Alburger, Pozzo / Lucky / Boy
(New Music, 2007)
ACT I
I. Prelude - Nothing to be done









V. Duet - Charming spot









XIV. Quartet - I'm hungry!









XV. Recitative - Bozzo

XXVIII. Aria Accompagnata - Stop! Back! Turn! Think!
XXIX. Scena - His hat!
XXX. Recitative - Now!
XXXI. Arioso - Thank you, gentlemen
XXXIII. Trio - Mister
XXXV. Finale - At last
ACT II
XXXVI. Aria - A dog
XXXVII. Duet - You again!
L. Trio - What do we do now
LIII. Trio - What's the matter with you all?
LIV. Scena - Simple queston of will power
LVI. Arioso Trio - Go and see is he hurt
LVII. Dream Duet-Aria I - Don't go / Have you not
LIX. Dream Aria-Duet III - Was I sleeping
LX. Epilogue - What's wrong with you?

Airplay:

June 2-5, 2007
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