The Diamond Child
Composer: Bruce Trinkley
Librettist: J. Jason Charnesky
Other Artistic Personnel: Bob Barton, Director; Bruce Trinkley, Music Director
Original Cast: Performers from the School of Music and School of Theatre
Premiere Date: October 15, 1999
Producing Company: Penn State School of Music & School of Forest Resources
Description: The Diamond Child tells the story of the six-billionth child to be born on earth. The central character, Mother Ocean, grants to each of four couples around the world whatever they wish for their child. As these couples compare their wishes, they come to realize that we all share equally in the future of the world. Set in California, Africa, China, and the Caribbean. For further information please see http://d6b.cas.psu/art.htm#diamond_review.
Length: 01:00
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: Opt Children's Chorus
Orchestration: pf; opt fl, cl, perc, db
Musical Style: Lyrical with African Djembe influences, calypso, Latin American folksong, reggae, and spirituals
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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