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A Fleeting Animal — An Opera from Judevine
Erik Nielsen
David Budbill
Anne Decker, music director; Tim Tavcar, stage director
Joseph DiSalle (Tommy); Lisa Jablow (Grace); Simon Chaussé (Antoine); William O. Beeman (Doug); Ann E. Fitch (Edith); Eric K. Brooks (James); Micheal Henderson (William); Elizabeth Page (The Angel); Nora Zablow (Bobbie); Pamela Hurst (Sarah); Celina Moore (Laura Cate); William Pelton (Jerry Willey); Rob Rohr (Albert); Rebecca Smith (Emily); John Tisbert (Anson)
October 20, 2000
Vermont Opera Theater
Set in Judevine, a small, poor town in northern Vermont, during the 1970s, the opera concentrates on the ill-fated love of Tommy, a young Vietnam veteran, and Grace, an older single mother. It follows their story through a cycle of the seasons with commentary, local color, and humor provided by six other characters and the oft-present chorus. This is a story of love and tragedy in contemporary rural New England told with grace, humor, melodic richness, and emotional power.
This work was formerly known as JUDEVINE: GRACE AND TOMMY (Working Title)
cl(bcl) - perc, pf - string quartet
Eclectic: contains tonal and non-tonal elements, blues, jazz, Quebecois folk music, and other stylistic elements
Vermont Opera Theater
P.O. Box 869
Montpelier, VT 05601

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