Griffelkin
Composer: Lukas Foss
Librettist: Alastair Reid
Original Cast: Adelaide Bishop
Premiere Date: November 06, 1955
Producing Company: NBC Opera Theater (TV)
Description: Griffelkin, a ten year-old devil, travels to earth for a day and brings inanimate objects to life using a magic potion. He meets a young girl and ultimately uses the last of his potion to bring the girl's recently-dead mother back to life. After his day on earth, he is summoned back to hell and put on trial for his compassionate actions. He is found guilty, and as punishment is banished from hell and transformed into a human boy. He returns to the family he helped and they invite Griffelkin to live with them.
Character List (Major): Solo soprano (13), mezzo-soprano (4), alto, tenor, baritone (2), bass (2) voices
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Chorus: SATB chorus;
Orchestration: 2 fl, 2 ob, 2 cl, 2 bsn - 2 hrn, 2 tpt, tbn, tba - timp., perc., pno., cel. - str.
Contact: Carl Fischer
E-mail Address: cf-info@carlfischer.com
Phone: 212-777-0900
Schedule of Performances Listings
Griffelkin (Foss)
Wednesday, December 5, 2007 - Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater
Griffelkin (Foss)
Thursday, October 7, 1993 - New York City Opera
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