Bukowski — Larger than Life…In Song!
Composer: Persis Parshall Vehar
Librettist: Charles Bukowski
Other Artistic Personnel: Persis Parshall Vehar, Collaborative pianist
Original Cast: Valerian Ruminski (Bass) as Charles Bukowski
Premiere Date: September 12, 2002
Producing Company: Philadelphia Fringe Festival
Description: It is a one-man opera for bass that consists of 9 settings of poems by Charles Bukowski. The opera provides a humorous, raging, heart-rending and true-to-life portrait of the internationally known Los Angeles poet, Charles Bukowski. The pianist, not only plays, but participates as “laugher” and speaker. Set & costumes are minimal.
Length: 00:30
Musical Style: Diatonic with chromatic inflections
Contact: Persis Anne Parshall Vehar
Address: 65 Hyledge Drive
Buffalo, NY 14226
E-mail Address: PPVehar@aol.com
Phone: 716-833-7618
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