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Transformations (Vocal Score)


By Conrad Susa

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Voice(s), chamber ensemble (0-1-0-0 0-1-1-0 0-2-0-2)
Opera. Composed by Conrad Susa (1935-). Full Length Opera. Secular, 20th Century. Vocal score. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.660).

Item Number: EC.660

Text: Anne Sexton.

Available Editions:
Piano/Vocal Score, 0660
Full score and parts available for rental from the publisher.

Written by Anne Sexton

An Entertainment in 2 Acts. Transformations was originally published as a book of poems by Anne Sexton in 1971. Her story-poems recreate, with wit and unsettling humor, 17 familiar tales (from The Brothers Grimm) and, with relentless honesty, uncover her own personal demons. With the author's cooperation, nine of these poems were taken verbatim and set as a contemporary opera by Conrad Susa. Duration: ~ 2 Hours

8 Voices performing multiple roles in 9 fairy tales (2 Sopranos, 1 Mezzo-Soprano, 3 Tenors, 1 High Baritone, 1 Bass-Baritone)

May 1973, Minnesota Opera

Notable Performances:
Spoleto Festival USA
Aspen Music Festival
Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Peabody Institute
San Francisco Opera
Wexford Opera Festival
The Juilliard School

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