Cleo
Composer: Bruce Trinkley
Librettist: J. Jason Charnesky
Other Artistic Personnel: Susan Boardman, Director and Producer; Kevin Tutt, Conductor
Original Cast: Performers from the Penn State School of Music
Premiere Date: April 16, 1999
Producing Company: Penn State Opera Theatre
Description: A trio of handmaidens (sopranos) sing a hymn to the Nile as we find Elizabeth Taylor (soprano) on the set of the movie "Cleopatra" filming a scene with Richard Burton (baritone). Eddie Fisher (tenor) barges onto the stage demanding that Elizabeth choose between him and Burton. In fact, Elizabeth must choose between love and art.
Comments: Act Three of EVER SINCE EDEN; Finalist in the 2001 Chamber Opera Competition of the National Opera Association
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: Not Available
Musical Style: Lyrical post-Romantic, inflected with African spiritual, European operetta, and Brechtian epic theater elements; lyrical vocal writing.
Contact: Bruce Trinkley or J. Jason Charnesky
Address: 226 Adams Avenue
State College, PA 16803
E-mail Address: wbt1@psu.edu
Phone: 814-237-2932
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