Seijo
Composer: Stan Hoffman
Librettist: Melanie Grimes
Other Artistic Personnel: Marc Astafan, Stage Director; Jayce Ogren, Conductor; Timothy Steele, Musical Preparation
Original Cast: Seijo (soprano): Laura Choi Stuart, Ochu (tenor): Jason McAdams, Chokan (bass baritone): Jamie Kotmair, Seijo's other self (dancer): Melissa Ferlaak
Premiere Date: February 25, 2003
Producing Company: New England Conservatory Opera Theatre
Description: Seijo is based on an ancient Chinese story that became the basis for a Zen koan or "teaching riddle." A young girl and her cousin believe her father has promised they will be married when they come of age. But father has other plans, leading to complications and an unexpected resolution.
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Orchestration: flute, clarinet; violin, viola, cello; 2 percussion
Ballet/Dance: Dancers
Musical Style: Lyrical, melodic, nontraditional and traditional harmonies
Contact: Stan Hoffman, composer
Phone: 206-522-3961
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