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opera in two acts for voices and fifteen players

Year:  2006 Instrumentation:  two sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, two baritones; flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, timpani, percussion (one player), strings (three violins, three violas, two cellos, 1 double bass)

Year:  2006
Instrumentation  two sopranos, mezzo-soprano...

Composer:   John Drummond


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William Larnach was an apparently highly successful New Zealand businessman and politician who committed suicide on October 12, 1898. The opera tells the story of the circumstances that led him to take this action.

Contents note

Opera in two acts:

Act One: The Morning
Act Two: The Evening

Text note

Text by John Drummond