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North American Works Directory Listing
Memoirs of Uliana Rooney
Vivian Fine
Sonya Friedman
Grethe Barrett Holby, Director/Choreographer
Melanie Helton (Uliana Rooney); James Busterud (Uliana's husbands); David Stoneman (several characters); Alison Colins (Alma Mahlers); Megan Friar; chorus
February 28, 1997
University of Richmond and American Opera Projects, Inc.
This contemporary opera buffa bollows fictional American composer Uliana Rooney through the 20th century, with all its mind-boggling changes in society, politics, and the role of women. Ever resourceful, Uliana survives all challenges--and several husbands--to ultimately triumph. Videoprojections bring to life the volatile times through which Uliana lives and serve as the main stage-set for the opera.
vln/vla, vc, db and elec bass, fl, cl/sax, kbd, pf
Contemporary; accessible; serio-comic; modern opera buffa
Sonya Friedman, Four Corners Productions Peggy Karp, 6119 Acacia Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618; 510-594-1170;
Suite 906
580 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Schedule of Performances Listings
Memoirs of Uliana Rooney (Fine)
Thursday, August 01, 1996 - American Opera Projects
Memoirs of Uliana Rooney (Fine)
Thursday, May 09, 1996 - American Opera Projects

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