Reflections of the Watermoon
Composer: Patricia Burgess
Librettist: Patricia Burgess
Other Artistic Personnel: Wendall Beavers, Director; Ariane Smith, Dramaturgist; David Wilburn, Lighting Director; Rochelle Weithorn and Nicole Bryl, make-up
Original Cast: Amelia Earhart: Joan La Barbara, Yeshe Tsogyel (Queen of Tibet, Hider of Treasures): Robin Sneider Skeleton, Tibet's bones: Daniel Neer, Jackie Cochran, a pilot, colleague of Amelia's: Alexandra Sweeton, Mandarava, the cultured scholar: Catherine Gale, Drowa, an old yak herder: Beth Cullinane, Machig, a powerful yogini and magician: Michal Cohen, Obum, a connoisseur of men: Amy Cervini
Premiere Date: May 01, 2003
Producing Company: Great East Productions
Description: Amelia crashes in the Pacific to an unexpected journey. On the wing of her plane magically appears the legendary Tibetan queen Yeshe Tsogyel who leads her beyond the confines of her conventional mind at that fluid point between life and death. Eerie and incandescent, showing the dance of dreams, desires, and preconceptions that ensues when cultures collide; ^Reflections of the Watermoon` in a new opera for the 21st Century.
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: 2
Musical Style: Eclectic; classical, jazz, world music
Contact: Patricia Burgess
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