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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
North American Works Directory Listing
The Dragon
Albert Biales
Albert Biales
Alan Bryan, Stage Director
Alan Bryan (The Dragon)
February 23, 1996
College of St. Catherine
The Dragonis an allegorical fantasy that mixes political satire with fairy-tale magic. Set in a community dominated by a tyrannical dragon, the opera pits the destructive despotism--symbolized by Stalin's regime--against human faith, hope, and redeeming love. The plot follows the adventures of Lancelot, a hero trying to save a maiden (Elsa) and her community from an evil dragon. Having surrendered to the dragon's evil, the corrupt mayor and his son Henry hinder his efforts, but the hero prevails with help from a singing cat and three mysterious men who give him magic weapons.
02:10
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1 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn - 2 hrn, 2 tpt, 1 tbn - pf, hp - perc - str - elec tape
Contemporary, lyrical. Primarily tonal with some free tonality and dissonance
Albert Biales
1763 Beechwood Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55116
bertob@mn.uswest.net
Home Phone: 612-690-2145
Office phone: 612-690-6685

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