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Roman Fever (Libretto)

Opera in One Act

By Robert Ward

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Opera in One Act. Composed by Robert Ward. One Act/Chamber Opera. 20th Century. Libretto. Published by E.C. Schirmer Publishing (EC.VP0014).

Item Number: EC.VP0014

Text: Edith Wharton.

Available Editions:
Piano/Vocal Score, VP0008
Libretto, VP0014
Full Score, VP0008FS
DVD Video Recording, DVD701
Full score and parts available for rental from the publisher.

Written by Roger Brunyate based on the story by Edith Wharton

Audiences gave standing ovations and critics acclaimed the premiere performance of Roman Fever, a new one-act opera based on Edith Wharton's story.The story is set in 1927 in a terrace restaurant overlooking the Roman Forum where two widows and their daughters have met by chance. In the course of the opera, the full story of their meeting in the same place twenty years earlier is revealed.During the creation of the opera, the librettist and composer were particularly mindful of the repertory needs of conservatory and university opera groups. Duration: ~ 1 Hour

JENNY SLADE, her daughter - Lyric Soprano
GRACE ANSLEY - Mezzo-Soprano
BARBARA ANSLEY, her daughter - Mezzo-Soprano
WAITER - Baritone

June 1993, Triangle Opera Theater, Duke University

Notable Performances:
Peabody Institute
University of Michigan
Manhattan School of Music
Oberlin Conservatory of Music
Eastman School of Music

Available Recordings:
CD Recording available from Albany Records, Manhattan School of Music Opera Theater, David Gilbert, conductor, Cat. No. TROY505.

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