The Good Friar
Composer: Martin Hennessy
Librettist: Mark Campbell
Other Artistic Personnel: Martin Hennessy, Conductor/Accompanist
Original Cast: Lars Fosser (baritone), Emily Johnson (mezzo soprano), Mauricio Virgens (baritone)
Premiere Date: March 18, 2008
Producing Company: Center for Contemporary Opera
Description: The Good Friar is adapted from one of the sexier and more irreverent tales in The Decameron by Boccaccio. In a series of six confessions a beautiful but married lady in the town, Flaminia, manipulates her confessor, The Friar, into arranging (unbeknownst to himself) a tryst between Flaminia and a certain younger gentleman, Vincenzo, to whom she has developed a considerable attraction.
Length: 00:21
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: Fl, Cl in B Flat, Ob, Bn, Hn in F, Tpt in B flat, Percussion, Harpsichord, Strings [String quartet and DB] )
Musical Style: contemporary classical with pseudo- madrigalian and jazz elements
Contact: Maisie Light Publishing
Address: 728 Amsterdam Avenue #2S
New York, NY 10025
E-mail Address: martinhennessy@nyc.rr.com
Phone: 212-666-9369
Composer Web Site: http://www.martinhennessy.net
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