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The Boor
Dominick Argento
John Olon-Scrymgeour
Leonard Treash (Director)
Frederick Fennell (Conductor)
Barbara Altman (Widow)
William Duvall (Boor)
May 06, 1957
Eastman School Opera Theatre
The Widow has spent a year mourning the passing of her husband. Now a neighbor, the Boor, comes to her demanding payment of an old debt left by her departed husband. The Widow refuses to pay the debt and the Boor refuses to leave until she does. Their argument becomes more and more heated until finally the Widow challenges the Boor to a duel, bringing out her late husband's pistols. This show of spirit on the part of the Widow impresses the Boor greatly. He swears his newfound love to the Widow, asking for her hand in marriage. The Widow continues to threaten to shoot the Boor but begins to weaken at his show of devotion, and with one last threat she kisses him.
The Widow(s)
The Boor(b-bar)
The Servant(t)
Opera News, William D. West, 12-7-85; The New Yorker, Andrew Porter, 9-2-85; The New York Times, John Rockwell, 8-22-85; The New York Times, Bernard Holland, 11-6-83; Opera News, Mary Ellis Peltz, 11-11-57
1 fl(picc), 1 ob(Eng Hrn), 2 cl(bcl), 1 bsn - 2 hrn, 1 tpt - timp, perc(xyl, tgl, glsp, SD, BD, susp cyms, tamb) - pf, str
Tonal; melodic lines and uneven meters; influences of Mussorgsky and Puccini
Boosey & Hawkes, Inc.
229 W 28th Street, Floor 11
New York, NY 10001
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Boor (Argento)
Thursday, March 25, 1993 - University of Michigan University Productions

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