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Firebird Motel (Piano/Vocal Score)

By David Conte

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Composed by David Conte (1955-). One Act. Piano/vocal score. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.6269).

Item Number: EC.6269

8.5" x 11" inches. Text: David Yezzi.

Available Editions:
Piano/Vocal Score, 6269
CD Audio Recording, CD154
Full score and parts available for rental from the publisher.

Libretto:
Written by David Yezzi

Synopsis:
Firebird Motel tells the story of an eventful night among the hopeless down-and-out denizens of a seedy semi-residential motel in the Mojave Desert. The motel is both a haven of last resort and a death trap for hapless young women. The motel is haunted by the ghost of Julie, a beloved resident who recently disappeared in the desert, and by a predatory cop, Trooper, whom everyone believes is responsible for her disappearance. Ivan, a chronically depressed night clerk, watches helplessly as Trooper demands sexual favors from his next victim, Corina. Julie makes a ghostly visit, warning Ivan of Trooper's intentions; Ivan transfers his romantic intent from Julie to Corina, and he and Nova, an earth-mother type and long-time resident of the motel, attempt to save Corina. The climax comes in a fatal shoot-out in the dark. Ivan confesses that he shot Trooper with Julie's gun. Julie's voice is heard, as Corina and Ivan plan to escape together as the sun rises. Duration: ~ 60 Minutes

Roles:
NOVA - Mezzo-Soprano
JULIE - Soprano
CORINA - Soprano
IVAN - Tenor
TROOPER - Bass-Baritone
OFFSTAGE CHORUS -


Premier:
November 2003, Thick House, by the San Francisco Theater Company Thick Description

Notable Performances:
University of Delaware
Hot Air Music Festival, San Francisco

Available Recordings:
Arsis CD154