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The Perfect Match

a miniature opera for tenor and baritone (and sock puppets)

Year:  2006   ·  Duration:  4m 30s
Instrumentation:  Voices: tenor, baritone; orchestral version - flute, oboe, trumpet, percussion (1 player - triangle, mark tree, glockenspiel, vibraphone, tubular bell (1), alarm clock), piano, strings; or piano-vocal score

Year:  2006
Duration:  4m 30s
Instrumentation  Voices: tenor, baritone; or...

Composer:   Anthony Young

Films, Audio & Samples

Anthony Young: The Perfect ...

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Sample Score

Sample: first three pages (piano/vocal score)

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Sample Score

Sample: first four pages (full score)

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Two single socks find their perfect match after a long time alone.

Please note: This is a Grand Right Work. License to perform must be sought from the copyright owners.

Commissioned note

Commissioned by Tapestry Opera (formerly Tapestry New Opera Works) of Toronto, Canada, for Opera Briefs 2006. Later revised and recommissioned as a short film of the same name (2008) directed by Tom Diamond.

Contents note

Miniature opera in one scene

Text note

Libretto by Krista Dalby