Zeus and the Pamplemousse
Composer: Jeffery McCune
Librettist: Michael Cavanagh
Other Artistic Personnel: Maestro Tyrone Paterson (Co-Artistic Director)
Jean Desmarais (Accompanist/Music Director)
Original Cast: John Cook (Zeus)
Joyce El-Khoury (Carmezzo)
Denis Lawlor (Alamvivos)
Maghan Stewart (Nananina)
David Lankenau (Diepfried)
Jean Desmarais (Thief)
Premiere Date: December 13, 2002
Producing Company: Opera Lyra Ottawa
Description: A Chamber Opera in One Amusing Act. Zeus and the Pamplemousse follows the quest of Zeus, ruler of all, spying on the mayor of Athens and his family. Zeus, worried that the mayor's family is siphoning money from the city's coffers, creates a magic grapefruit to help find the culprit. The enchanted fruit compels anyone who eats it to tell the truth. Created to delight young audiences.
Character List (Major): Zeus (Baritone)
Carmezzo (Mezzo-soprano)
Alamvivos (Tenor)
Nananina (Soprano)
Diepfried (Tenor)
Thief (Accompanist/Music Director)
Length: 00:50
Total Acts: 1
Contact: Laila-Gabrielle Cote, Opera Lyra Ottawa
Address: 2 Daly Ave. Suite 110
Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 6E2, CANADA
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