The Sandman
Composer: Thomas Cabaniss
Librettist: Douglas Langworthy and David Hers
Other Artistic Personnel: David Herskovits, director; Erika Belsey, set design; David Zinn, costumes; Lenore Doxsee, lighting.
Original Cast: Nathanael (tenor) - Christian Sebek Young Nathanael/Olympia (soprano) - Violetta Zambetti Mother/Clara (soprano) - Rachel Mondanaro Father/Spalanzani (tenor) - Byron Singleton Coppelius/Coppola (bass-baritone) - Gregory Rahming Siegmend (baritone) - Jay Johnson
Premiere Date: May 08, 2002
Producing Company: Target Margin Theater
Description: "The Sandman" is the story of the romantic poet Nathanael, whose obsessions with childhood traumas lead him on a collision course with fate. It begins in a series of fits and starts that parallel the novella's shifting narrative style. We follow him through a series of adventures, including a meeting with a barometer merchant and his love affair with the automaton Olympia. After a nervous collapse, Nathaneal is overcome with anxiety and tragically leaps from a parapet to his death.
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: 1
Musical Style: lyrical tonality with experimental juxtapositions of recorded music.
Contact: Thomas Cabaniss trc@thomascabaniss.com www.targetmargin.org
Phone: 212-865-2455
Composer Web Site: http://www.thomascabaniss.com
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