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Miss Brill

opera in one act

Year:  1998   ·  Duration:  25m
Instrumentation:  flute, clarinet, percussion, timpani, piano, strings; Characters: Miss Brill, middle-aged couple, young couple: 2 sopranos; 1 mezzo; 2 baritones (one is high baritone/low tenor); 2 non-singing roles

Year:  1998
Duration:  25m
Instrumentation  flute, clarinet, percussion...

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1–6 of vocal score

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Sample Score

Sample: Score: page 1-8.

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Commissioned note

Written with assistance from an Arts Development Grant from Creative NZ

Contents note

Based on the short story by Katherine Mansfield

Text note

Libretto by Jeremy Commons

Performance history

03 Apr 1999: Performed at Musicwomen Aotearoa by National Opera of Wellington cond. Philip Walsh; Adam Concert Room, Wellington

11 May 2003: Performed by Philippa Ward (piano), cast: Judy Bellingham

02 Oct 2010: Three One Act Operas: 1

02 Oct 2010: Three One Act Operas: 2

Performed by Sirius Opera including Amanda Winfield and Chris Whelan with ensemble conducted by Philip Walsh

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