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The God Boy

an opera in two acts

Year:  2004   ·  Duration:  1h 30m
Instrumentation:  10 characters (7 singers) and children's chorus; 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet (in A), trumpet (in C), percussion, keyboard (playing piano and organ)

Year:  2004
Duration:  1h 30m
Instrumentation  10 characters (7 singers) a...

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie

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Sample Score

Sample: pages 1-6

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Sample Video

Sample: Excerpt from Anthony Ritchie's "The God Boy"

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Based on the novel The God Boy by Ian Cross

Dedication note

To Dorothy Buchanan

Contents note

Two acts

Text note

Libretto by Jeremy Commons, based on the novel by Ian Cross

Performance history

01 Oct 2004: Premiered at the Otago Festival in a production by Opera Otago at the Mayfair Theatre, Dunedin from October 1-4 2004. The cast includes: Robert Tucker, Benjamin Kidd, Geoffrey Hughes, Judy Bellingham, Penelope Muir, Goeknil Meryem Biner, Rosemary Tarbotton, Bruce McMillan; children's chorus; Southern Sinfonia conducted by Holly Mathieson

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