The Marriages Between Zones Three, Four and Five
Composer: Philip Glass
Librettist: Doris Lessing
Work Web Site: http://www.philipglass.com/music/compositions/marraiges_between_zones_3-4-5.php
Premiere Date: May 10, 1997
Producing Company: Theater der Stadt Heidelberg
Description: "Marriages" is the 2nd part of the trilogy of operas based on the "Canopus in Argos" series of novels by Doris Lessing. The work is set in the indeterminate lands of the Zones, Strange realms which encircle the Earth. Zone Three, a peaceful, contented, matriarchal paradise, is ruled by the gentle Queen Al-Ith; the neighbouring Zone four is land given to war and chaos, controlled by brutal warrior-king, Ben-Ata. Their marriage, a melding of the extreme male and female principles, threatens to destabilise the entire galactic empire.
Character List (Major): 2 Baritones, Bass, 2 Mezzo Sopranos, 2 Sopranos, Tenor
Length: 02:13
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: SATB, off-stage chorus SATB
Orchestration: 2(pic).2.2(Ebcl)+bcl.2/3.3.2+btbn.1/perc/2syn/vn.vc
Contact: Dunvagen Music Publishers
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New York, NY 10010
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Phone: (212) 979-2080
Composer Web Site: http://www.philipglass.com
Librettist Web Site: http://www.dorislessing.org/
Publisher Web Site: http://www.chesternovello.com
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