Rasputin
Composer: Jay Reise
Librettist: Jay Reise, in collaboration with Frank Corsaro
Other Artistic Personnel: Franco Colavecchia (Set Designer)
Christopher Keene (Conductor)
Frank Corsaro (Director)
Original Cast: John Cheek (Rasputin)
John Garrison (Nicolas)
Richard Fracker (Iliodor & Margaret Cusack)
Work Web Site: http://www.presser.com/Composers/info.cfm?Name=JAYREISE#CatOpera
Premiere Date: September 17, 1988
Producing Company: New York City Opera
Description: The strange tale of the rise to power of the “mad monk”, his intimate relationship with the Tsar’s family, and the rivalries of the imperial court on the eve of revolution are brought to life in this dramatic opera.
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): Rasputin(b-bar)
Iliodor(t)
Prince Felix Yusupov(t)
Grand Duke Dmitry Pavlovich(bar)
Tsar Nicholas II(t)
Tsaritsa Alexandra(s)
Dr. Sokolsky(t)
Lenin(actor)
Stage manager at cabaret(actor)
Princess Irina Yusupov(cont)
Smerdsky(t)
General Zhevadov(b)
Bit Parts: Messenger 1(t)
Messenger 2(t)
Length: 02:15
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Mixed chorus of servants, courtiers, peasants, revolutionaries
Orchestration: 3(Picc./Alto Fl.) 3(E.H.) 3(EbCl./Alto Sax./B.Cl.) 3(Cbsn.) - 4 3 3 1; Timp. 3Perc. Pno. Upright Pno.(on stage) Hp.(amplified) Cel. Str.
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
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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