Phoenix Park, A Poet's Journey
Composer: David Strickland
Librettist: Ilsa Gilbert
Other Artistic Personnel: Mimi Stern-Wolfe, artistic director/conductor; Tom O'Horgan, stage director
Original Cast: Joan Eubank as Colleen
Premiere Date: November 07, 2002
Producing Company: Downtown Music Productions
Description: "Phoenix Park, A Poet's Journey" is a full-length chamber opera in four scenes that explores the conflicting forces working upon an Irish poet and his family as they--in life and, retrospectively, after the poet's death--grapple with the needs of the creative artist, the demands of living in the "real" world, and the destructive debilitation of alcoholism.
Length: 02:00
Orchestration: fl, picc - kbd - str quintet; Celtic harp; uilleann pipes
Musical Style: Lyrical; melodic; tonal; Brittenesque; contemporary; Irish folk element
Contact: Mimi Stern-Wolfe
Address: 310 East 12th Street
New York, NY 10003
E-mail Address: dmpmimi@msn.com
Phone: 212-477-1594
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