Friday, March 20, 2009
Sex and Delilah, Op. 173
Op. 173 SEX AND DELILAH (March 20, 2009)
For Voices and Instrument(s)
SEX AND DELILAH [a.k.a. SAMSON AND DELILAH (THE FRANK JUDGES): Part 2 Samson] is troped on Camille Saint-Saens's biblical epic, with strong arm tactics drawn from post-minimalism, George Crumb, Aaron Copland's Rodeo, Richard Wagner's Die Walkure, Igor Stravinsky, and BBC sound files.
[I. Death: "On way he heard lion roaring"
Brown, Mikheyenko, Alburger]
May 22-23, 2009
San Francisco Cabaret Opera
Maria Mikheyenko - Girl at Timnah / Prostitute / Delilah
Mark Alburger - Samson
Kristin Brown - Angel / Manoah / Lion / Philistines / Israelites
Nanette McGuiness - Manoah's Wife / Honey Bees / Philistines / Israelites
Community Music Center, San Francisco, CA
I. Death: "I have a riddle for you"
[Brown, Mikheyenko, Alburger, McGuiness]
[II. Defeat: "So they burned the woman to death"
Brown, Mikheyenko, McGuiness]
III. Delilah: "Samson went to see a prostitute in Gaza"