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The Vagabond Queen
Composer Edward Barnes
Librettist (same)
Lyricist Edward Barnes

Synopsis
A Queen must rescue her kidnapped husband from the prison of a mysterious foreign ruler. To do so, she disguises herself as a vagabond minstrel and charms the foreign ruler with the beautiful sound of her singing, gaining entry to the prison and helping her husband, the King, escape.
Synopsis Compiled By Edward Barnes

Subject Women as heroes / Good over evil / Using one's talents to succeed
Musical Style Tonal/Polytonal; story theatre crossed with Opera
Running Time 20 min.
Critical Evaluation

Type of Work Performed By School Performance Mainstage Performance
Opera
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Adults
Children
Both Children and Adults
Either Children or Adults
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
4th - 5th Grade
6th - 8th Grade
9th - 12th Grade
All Audiences
Kindergarten - 3rd Grade
4th - 5th Grade
6th - 8th Grade
9th - 12th Grade
All Audiences

Vocal Requirements Available
Adults Children
Soprano 1   
Alto    
Mezzo    
Tenor    
Baritone    
Bass    
Spoken    
Chorus    
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Vocal Score
Orchestral Score
Orchestral Parts
Other Requirements
Instrumentation piano  
Dancers singer must move well  
Costumes no costumes required  
Other no sets or props required  

Commissioned By
Year Composed 1988
First Performed By Kansas State Arts Commission tour
Date April '89
Additional Groups OFY/NOA Convention, Albuquerque, NM 1989

Publisher MMB Music, Inc.
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