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The Discontented Housewife, A farcical opera in one ridiculously short act Piano Vocal Score

By James Nathaniel Holland

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Piano, Voice, Soprano Voice, Baritone Voice, Voice Duet - Intermediate
Composed by James Nathaniel Holland. 20th Century, Opera, Broadway, Musicals, Comedy. Piano Reduction, Score. 51 pages. Published by James Nathaniel Holland (S0.75145).

Item Number: S0.75145

The Discontented Housewife Piano Vocal ScoreA Comic Opera in One Ridiculously Short ActMusic and Libretto by James Nathaniel HollandWebsite: presentation of entire opera: 30') Twenty some odd years before the Desperate Housewives phenomenon therewas a discontented housewife named Margaret. Sung here by Colleen McGrath and Dennis Jesse as her husband Harold.Synopsis:"This is the interesting story of Margaret." So begins the screwball one-act chamber opera about an emotionally abused housewife, and the extent she goes to change the situation life has dealt her. Not even the pianist is allowed to sit by and idly accompanyMargaret's journey into self-empowerment.Is it a battle between the sexes? Certainly not. It's more like power, domination and the pure thrill of ordering others around.ARTISTS NEEDED:Soprano (Coloratura), Margaret Lyric Baritone, HaroldORCHESTRATION: Fl, Bb Clarinet, Horn, Piano, StringsGreat vehicle for young artists. First premiered at DePauw University, Greencastle Indiana in 1987. Later performed by the New Jersey Concert Opera in 2004.

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