The Bridge of San Luis Rey
Composer: Paula Kimper
Librettist: Paula Kimper
Other Artistic Personnel: Concert reading 2005:
Steven Osgood (Music Director)
Workshop (October 2007):
Jane Hanson (Music Director)
Linda McInerney (Stage Director and Producer)
Original Cast: Elizabeth Weigle (Camila the Perichole)
Keith Jameson (Uncle Pio)
Keith Miller (Captain Alvarado)
Charles Temkey (Esteban)
Enrique Toral (Brother Juniper)
Elaine Valby (Abbess Madre María del Pilar)
Ensemble: Deborah Alton, Jeniece Golbourne, Sally Hoskins, Katherine Leahy, Stuart Pressman, Andre Solomon Glover, Jody Sheinbaum
Premiere Date: April 19, 2002
Producing Company: American Opera Projects, Inc.
Description: Adapted by Paula Kimper from Thornton Wilder's novel of the same name, is an opera about love in its many forms shown through an investigation into the lives of five people who are suddenly killed when a rope-bridge they are crossing breaks and collapses into a deep gorge in the Peruvian Andes of 1714. In the opera this story is brought to life by Brother Juniper, a witness to the accident who interprets the books, letters, journals and artifacts left behind.
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: 2
Orchestration: 6 instrumentalists
Musical Style: tonal
Contact: Charles Jarden, American Opera Projects
Address: 138 S. Oxford Space, Brooklyn, NY 11217
E-mail Address: cjarden@operaprojects.org
Phone: 718-398-4024
Composer Web Site: http://paulakimper.com
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2002 Partnership Consortium
Project Name: BRIDGE OF SAN LUIS REY
Awardee: American Opera Projects
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The Bridge of San Luis Rey (Kimper)
Friday, February 28, 2003 - American Opera Projects
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