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Minutes Til Midnight
Robert Ward
Daniel Lang
Emerson Buckley, Conductor; Nathaniel Merrill, Director; Gunther Schneider-Siemssen, Set and Lighting Designer; Neil Peter Jampolis, Costume Designer
Original Cast: Emil Roszak, Thomas Stewart; Chris Jessup, Henry Price; Julie Day, Claudia Cummings; Margo Roszak, Evelyn Lear; Amory Dexter, Richard Cross; Secretary of State, Eric Coyne; Secretary of Defense, Keith Crawford; Director of Intelligence, Albert F. Kunze; Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Joel Hume; Secretary of the Treasury, Fred Heringes; Information Secretary, Daria Trehy Gerwig; Television newscaster, Ralph Renick
June 04, 1982
Greater Miami Opera (New World Contemporary Festival of the Arts)[now Florida Grand Opera]
An American scientist, Emil Roszak, discovers the ultimate power of cosmic energy. He is summoned to the White House, where he is to produce a "cosmic bomb," which the government wants as a bargaining tool in its confrontation with the "enemy." As Roszak returns to his laboratory to complete the formula, a series of events – a heart attack, the death of Chris, his young protégé, in an anti-war demonstration, and visions of the bomb's holocaust---arouse Roszak's conscience. Roszak then decides that people everywhere must decide their own fate and publishes the formula in the International Physicists Journal in expectation of "a better tomorrow."
Opera, Joseph Valicenti, 11-82; Musical America, 11-82; Opera News, Robert Jacobson, 9-82; Opera Canada, Peter P. Fuchs, Jr., 9-82; Opera News, Allan Kozinn, 6-82; New York, Peter G. Davis, 6-21-82; The New Yorker, Andrew Porter, 6-21-82; The New York Times, Donal Henahan, 6-7-82; The Miami Herald, James Roos, 6-5-82
2 fl(picc), 2 ob(Eng horn), 2 cl(bcl), 2 bsn (cbsn) - 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tb - timp, perc, hp - str
Lyrical with hints of pop style; eclectic; reminiscent of Puccini, Hindemith, Richard Rodgers, and Kurt Weill; conservative
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