Marrying the Hangman
Composer: Ronald Caltabiano
Librettist: Margaret Atwood
Other Artistic Personnel: Nicholad Kok, Conductor; Benjamin Twist, Director; Soutra Gilmour, Designer; Simon Opie, Lighting Designer
Work Web Site: http://www.presser.com/Composers/info.cfm?Name=RONALDCALTABIANO#CatOpera
Premiere Date: July 11, 1999
Producing Company: Psappha chamber ensemble
Description: In eighteenth-century Québec, the only way for someone under sentence of death to escape hanging was, for a man, to become a hangman, or, for a woman, to marry one. In 1738, Françoise Laurent, sentenced to hang for stealing, persuaded Jean Corolère, in the next cell, to apply for the vacant post of executioner, and also to marry her…
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): Françoise Laurent(mzo)
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: fl(picc/afl), cl(bcl) - perc, pf, vln, vc
Contact: Merion Music, Inc. (Theodore Presser Company)
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Composer Web Site: www.caltabiano.net
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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