Lysistrata
Composer: Mark Adamo
Librettist: Mark Adamo
Other Artistic Personnel: Patrick Summers (Conductor)
Premiere Date: March 04, 2005
Producing Company: Houston Grand Opera Association, Inc.
Description: A revision of Aristophanes's satire as a comically tough-minded look at the forces of attraction and the attractions of force. Impatient with her lover's absorption in a pointless war, Lysistrata persuades the women of both sides to withhold sex until their men make peace. Outraged, Orestes joins with the enemy, swearing to continue the war until the women regain their senses. Farce yields to soul-searching as the lovers struggle to win their battles without losing the war—or each other.
Character List (Major): Xanthe & Aphrodite(high lyr s)
Lysia(lirico-spinto s)
Myrrhine(mz)
Sappho(mz)
Kleonike(mz-con)
Charito & Tisiphone(high lyr s)
Dike & Alecto(s)
Arete & Megaera(mz)
Lampito(mz-cont)
Nikias(t)
Meleagros(t)
Kinesias(bar)
Bion & First Geezer(bar or b-bar)
Two Geezers & Bion, Philo(bar or b-bar)
Maron(t)
Alpheus & Ares(t)
Leonidas(b-bar)
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: 24 (SSATTB x 4)
Orchestration: 1 fl(picc), 1 cl, 1 asx(barsx), 1 bsn - 1 hrn, 1 trp - timp, 2 perc - hp - strings(4 vln1, 4 vln2, 3 vla, 3 vc, 2 db)
Musical Style: Serio-comic
Contact: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com
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