Becoming Santa Claus
Composer: Mark Adamo
Librettist: Mark Adamo
Premiere Date: December 04, 2015
Description: In an Elven kingdom in the Far, Far North, Prince Claus will celebrate his 13th birthday with the party to end all parties; however, a bright star has signaled a momentous birth. Claus decides to dazzle this newborn with an assortment of the very latest gifts before discovering that love is the most treasured gift of all. A witty, wise and wonderful addition to your holidays!
Character List (Major): Queen Sophine — Lyric-coloratura mezzo-soprano 
Prince Claus — Tenor leggiero 
Donkey/Messenger — basso cantante 
The Elves: 
Yan — High lyric soprano  
Ib — Mezzo-soprano 
Yab — Lyric tenor
Ob — Bass-baritone 
Length: 1:30
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: Flute doubling Alto Flute & Piccolo 
Clarinet 1 in B-Flat doubling E-flat clarinet and Bass Clarinet in B-flat 
Clarinet 2 in B-Flat doubling E-flat clarinet and Bass Clarinet in B-flat 
Trumpet in D doubling Trumpet in C 
Horn orchestral horn 1 (high tessitura) 
Tenor Trombone 
Timpani
Percussion 1 Marimba, Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, additional tbd 
Percussion 2 non-pitched skins and metals; tbd 
Piano 1 doubling Celesta 
Piano 2 tuned, tone flat of Piano 1; doubling Harpsichord 
Strings 
Handbell ensemble 4 chromatic octaves

Contact: Schirmer
Address: G.Schirmer, Inc. (ASCAP) New York, NY
Composer Web Site: http://www.markadamo.com/
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