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River Lavalle

A Chamber Opera (six singers, eight instrumentalists incl sound effects operator) presented as a 1940s style radio play detective story with an underlying environmental theme

Year:  2011   ·  Duration:  1h
Instrumentation:  5 Singers - Sop (Bubbles), Sop/Mezzo (River), Mezzo (Monica), Bari (Sam), Bass (Billy) 1 Actor (Joe - spoken role) Flute, Clarinet (Bb/A), 2 Violins, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Sound Effect Operator, 1 or 2 additional typewriter players

Year:  2011
Duration:  1h
Instrumentation  5 Singers - Sop (Bubbles), ...

Chris Adams
Composer

Composer:   Chris Adams

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Borrow/Hire:

To borrow or hire parts please email SOUNZ directly at info@sounz.org.nz. Please note that only library members in New Zealand and Australia can borrow or hire parts.

About


Commissioned note

Libretto written as part of the University of Otago Burns Fellowship. Music written as part of the University of Otago Mozart Fellowship.


Text note

Libretto by Fiona Farrell


Performance history

29 Jan 2012: <b>Performed at the Allen Hall, University of Otago, Dunedin.</b><br><b>Cast:</b> Helen Acheson (River), Joel Amosa (Billy), Morag Atchison (Bubbles), Elisha Fai-Hulton (Monica), Harry Love (Joe), Lawrence Mossman (Sam) <b>Ensemble:</b> Tessa Petersen (concertmaster), Peter Adams, Kirsten Bevin, Sarah Claman, Hannah Cone, Robbie Ellis, Anna Petersen, Matt Wilson.

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