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Elsewhereless
Rodney Sharman
Atom Egoyan
Atom Egoyan, Stage Director; Phillip Barker, Production Designer; Wayne Strongman, Music Director
Marcus Nance (Malcolm); Benoit Boutet (Antoine); Willy Grenzberg (Eugene); Fides Krucker (Beth); Curtis Sullivan (Andrew)
May 07, 1999
Tapestry New Opera Works
"Nothing is a comforting as captivity." A young couple stationed at a diplomatic outpost in Africa are troubled by news of political upheaval, forced migrations, and indiscriminate slaughter. They invite the Ambassador to dinner in an attempt to convince him to close the consulate. The Ambassador refuses. The couple is unaware that their housekeeper Malcolm was also housekeeper to the Ambassador and his partner, five years earlier. At that time, Malcolm's dream was to attend university "elsewhere" and then return to his country to play a major role in its "golden future." His dream was encouraged by the Ambassador's partner who befriended, instructed, and eventually trapped Malcolm in a complex triangle of loyalty and betrayal. The opera escalates to its bloody climax at the dinner party intended to persuade the Ambassador to depart. Malcolm, the impotent silent watcher, finally steps into his destined role.
Ottawa premiere, July 1998; Vancouver premiere in May 1999
Length is not available.
Not Available
afl, bfl, 2 bcl, gtr, hp, vln, db, man, vib, bvib, perc
Through-composed opera
Rodney Sharman, composer
rodney_sharman@hotmail.com
http://www.rodneysharman.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Elsewhereless (Sharman)
Friday, May 07, 1999 - Vancouver Opera
Elsewhereless (Sharman)
Friday, May 01, 1998 - Tapestry New Opera Works

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