The Ant and the Grasshopper
Composer: Allen Shawn
Librettist: Penny Orloff
Other Artistic Personnel: Penny Orloff (Director)
Charles Long (Conductor)
Work Web Site: http://www.boosey.com/pages/opera/moreDetails.asp?
Premiere Date: November 27, 1999
Producing Company: Chaspen Opera Theater Company
Description: At the end of summer the inhabitants of the forest floor prepare for the winter to come except for the Grasshopper who plays his violin instead. His happy tune makes the bugs dance. An Ant warns him that time is short and if he doesn't start preparing for winter, he’ll be sorry. As the weather chills, the bugs head south and the Ant scurries to her burrow underground. The Grasshopper is, as warned, unprepared and as the winter storm rages around him, he succumbs to hunger and cold. Hearing a noise, the Ant peers over her tree stump, spies the Grasshopper, carries him back into her house, and settles him into a chair by the fireplace. The Grasshopper is very weak and believes he is dying when the Ant sings his summer song to him restoring his energy to pick up the violin. As the winter continues to roar outside, the Grasshopper plays his songs deep into the night in front of the fire in the company of the Ant.
Character List (Major): THE ANT (lyr s)
THE GRASSHOPPER Lyric (bar)
HAPPY MEDIUM (mz)
Length: 00:30
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: Bugs (S,A,Bar)
Orchestration: 1 fl, 1 ob - 1 hrn - perc:glsp/marimba/xyl/tgl/susp.cym/wdbl/SD/BD - strings(1 vln1, 1 vln2 1 vla, 1 vc, 1 db)
Ballet/Dance: Jitterbugs, etc.
Contact: Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
Address: 229 W 28th Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10001
E-mail Address: composers.us@boosey.com
Phone: 212-358-5300
Publisher Web Site: http://www.boosey.com
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