The Insect Comedy
Composer: Martin Kalmanoff
Librettist: Lewis Allan
Other Artistic Personnel: Richard Marshall (Conductor)
Premiere Date: May 22, 1993
Producing Company: Center for Contemporary Opera
Description: A three-act work with Prologue and Epilogue about the human condition.
Character List (Major): Professor, Felix, Mr. Cricket and Scientist(t)
Iris and Chrytalis(lyr s)
Clythia and Mrs. Beetle(cont)
Victor and Ichneumon Fly(bar)
Otakar and Mr. Beetle(t)
Mr. Cricket(t)
Mrs. Cricket(s)
Character List (Minor): Parasite(t)
First Technician(t)
Second Technician(t)
First Snail(t)
Second Snail(t)
Telegraphist(t)
Bit Parts: Bartender(bar)
New Butterfly(s)
Strange Beetle(t)
Larva(lyr s)
Commander in Chief of Yellow Ants(t)
Length: 02:30
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: Female and Male Butterflies in Act I, movement, no singing. Same performers double as Red Ants and Yellow Ants in Act III, movement, a little singing
Orchestration: 2 fl(picc), 2 ob(Eng Hrn), 2 cl(bcl), 2 bsn(cbsn) - 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tba - timp, perc, hp - str
Contact: Center for Contemporary Opera
Address: 338 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011
Phone: (347) 265-8943
Publisher Web Site: http://www.centerforcontemporaryopera.org
THE ORGANIZATION EXPERIENCE OPERA RESOURCES
THE NATIONAL OPERA CENTER EVENTS FACILITIES AND SERVICES
BECOME A MEMBER SUPPORT OPERA AMERICA
RESOURCES
To have your company’s photos included in the header rotation, send photos that are at least 1200px wide and 550px tall to Webmaster@operaamerica.org. Please note that submission of photos does not guarantee inclusion.
All OPERA America facilities are handicapped accessible. The National Opera Center features ground-level entry with elevators to the venue. All spaces are wheelchair accessible, and modular seating can be arranged to accommodate wheelchair users for all programs and performances. Handicapped accessible restrooms are available on all floors.
330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001
Tel: 212.796.8620 • Fax: 212.796.8621
Info@operaamerica.org

Privacy PolicyReturns Policy
2014 Form 990FY15 Audited Financial Statement
© Copyright 1995-2016 OPERA America Inc.

Technical issue with the website? Let us know.