Winter's Tale
Composer: John Harbison
Librettist: John Harbison
Other Artistic Personnel: David Agler (Conductor)
Premiere Date: August 20, 1979
Producing Company: American Opera Projects
Description: Leontes, King of Sicilia, his wife Hermione, their son Mamillius, Polixenes, King of Bohemia and Camillo, a Lord of Sicilia engage in a plot encompassing conflicting deceits, jealousies, murders and redemption. Leontes is consumed by irrational jealousy regarding Hermione and Polixenes. His resulting actions cause years of anguish and unhappiness. When Perdita, Leontes’s banished daughter, appears sixteen years later, Leontes finally recognises and accepts her. He discerns the long-hidden truth and all are reconciled. Perdita views the statue of her mother and when Leontes proclaims renewed faith in his marriage, Hermione is brought back to life and descends from the pedestal. Human error has been redeemed.
Character List (Major): Leontes(bar)
Hermione(dram s)
Paulina(mz)
Perdita(lyr s)
Florizel(t)
Character List (Minor): Polixenes(bar)
Camillo(b)
Antigonus(t)
Shepherd(b-bar)
Time(b)
Mamillius(non-singing)
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: SATB, min 16 singers
Orchestration: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn - 2 hrn, 2 tpt - perc - str
Ballet/Dance: min 4 solo dancers
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