Odysseus and Ajax
Composer: Martin Halpern
Librettist: Martin Halpern
Other Artistic Personnel: Tom Lee, Director/Puppet Creator; Kanako Hiyama, Costume Designer; Miranda Hardy, Lighting Designer; Kimi Maeda, Assistant Designer
Original Cast: Marina Celander as Athena, Heather Green (soprano), Judith Barnes (mezzo-soprano), Kurt Alakulppi (tenor), Aram Tchobanian (tenor), Robert Weintraub (baritone), Peter Clark (baritone), Andrew Martens (bass); Lin Li, pianist; puppeteers: Yoko Myoi, Karen Elizaga, Neimah Djourabchi, Elisa Hevia, Alexis MacNab, Lyndsay Abromaitis-Smith, Ayako Dean
Premiere Date: April 14, 2006
Producing Company: LA MAMA Experimental Theatre Club
Description: Set in the Greek camp outside Troy during the last year of the Trojan War, the libretto centers on the madness, recovery, and eventual suicide of Ajax, and on Odysseus' enlightened and compassionate response under the benign influence of the goddess Athena.
Length: 00:50
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: fl, ob., cl., bn, timp., perc., vlns. I & II, vlas., cbs
Musical Style: Chromatic but not atonal
Contact: Martin Halpern
Address: 160 Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
E-mail Address: marhalp@aol.com
Phone: 718-858-1549
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