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The Good Friar
Martin Hennessy
Mark Campbell
Martin Hennessy, Conductor/Accompanist
Lars Fosser (baritone), Emily Johnson (mezzo soprano), Mauricio Virgens (baritone)
March 18, 2008
Center for Contemporary Opera
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.
Fl, Cl in B Flat, Ob, Bn, Hn in F, Tpt in B flat, Percussion, Harpsichord, Strings [String quartet and DB] )
contemporary classical with pseudo- madrigalian and jazz elements
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