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Haroun and the Sea of Stories
Charles Wuorinen
James Fenton
Mark Lamos (Director)
George Manahan (Conductor)
Riccardo Hernandez (Set Designer)
Candice Donnelly (Costume Designer)
Robert Wierzel (Lighting Designer)
Sean Curran (Choreographer)
Heather Buck (Haroun)
Peter Strummer (Rashid)
Heather Johnson (Saroya)
Kathryn Friest (Princess Batcheat)
James Schaffner
Joel Sorensen
Javier Abreu
Lawrence Long
Ethan Herschenfeld
Ryan McPherson
Wilbur Pauley
October 31, 2004
New York City Opera
The story of Haroun is a tale of a fight between the free imagination and the powers that oppose it. Haroun, a storyteller's son, learns that the Ocean of the Sea of Stories, the source of all stories, is being polluted by the enemy of all stories, the sinister Khattam-Shud. In a series of brilliantly imagined adventures, Haroun succeeds in defeating the powers of darkness and restoring happiness to his family and to the city where he lives. The libretto stays close to the buoyant spirit of the original children's book, conjuring up a fantasy world in which, nonetheless, one never loses sight of harsh political reality and the issues of freedom of speech and imagination.
2 major roles (Baritone and Soprano)
4 supporting roles
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Haroun and the Sea of Stories at NYC Opera - Opera Today 11/10/2004
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Standard pit orchestra
Cross-cultural blend of western and Indian musical idioms
New York City Opera
20 Lincoln Center
New York, NY 10023
212-870-5619
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
2004 Repertoire Development
Haroun and the Sea of Stories
New York City Opera
Mark Lamos
George Manahan
Audio Visual Materials

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Courtesy of: New York City Opera; Photo credit: Carol Rosegg

From left to right:
Courtesy of: New York City Opera; Photo credit: Carol Rosegg

From left to right:
Courtesy of: New York City Opera; Photo credit: Carol Rosegg
Schedule of Performances Listings
Haroun and the Sea of Stories (Wuorinen)
Sunday, October 31, 2004 - New York City Opera

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