The Death of Webern
Composer: Michael Dellaira
Librettist: J.D. McClatchy
Other Artistic Personnel: Thomas Desi (director)
Carmen-Helena Tellez (conductor)
Brant Murray (lighting and projections designer)
Kate Freer (animator)
Kathleen Doyle (costume and prop designer)
Nick Nelson (sound designer)
Original Cast:

James Bobick, Tony Boutté, Tammy Coil, Linda Larson, Christina Ascher, Craig Phillips, Sharon Harms

Work Web Site: http://www.pocketoperaplayers.org
Premiere Date: October 10, 2013
Producing Company: The Pocket Opera Players
Description: On September 15, 1945, a mere five months after the fall of Berlin, the composer Anton Webern was shot and killed by an American G.I. in the town of Mittersill, Austria. Why? Musicologist Hans Moldenhauer is determined to find out, and after years of persistence and patience, he manages to get as close to the truth of what happened as anyone ever will. Based on Webern's private lectures and Moldenhauer's research, the opera The Death of Webern celebrates the work of two dedicated men for whom musical ideas and the pursuit of truth-- not celebrity-- were ends in themselves and sometimes not just the best but the only reward.
Character List (Major): Hans Moldenhauer (bar)
Anton Webern (ten)
Amalie Waller (sop)
Helen Bell (mezzo-sop)
Character List (Minor): Archivist I (sop)
State Dept. Clerk (mezzo-sop)
Legionnaire (bar)
Murray (bar)
Bit Parts: Archivist 2
Jenkins
Length: 00:54
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: None
Orchestration: fl, cl, perc, vn, vc, pf
Ballet/Dance: None
Musical Style: Lyric and dramatic
Contact: American Composers Alliance / Gina Genova
Address: 802 W. 190 St., Suite 1B
New York, NY 10040
Phone: 212-925-0458
Composer Web Site: http://www.michaeldellaira.com
Librettist Web Site: http://http://english.yale.edu/faculty-staff/j-d-mcclatchy
Publisher Web Site: http://www.composers.com
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