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Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne

Opera in 2 acts (chamber version)

Libretto by J. D. McClatchy

based on the book by Stephen King


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
description
Dolores Claiborne is a character destined for the operatic stage – passionate, desperate, trapped. She will do anything to save the daughter who despises her. Pushed to the extreme edge of life, she does what she has to, fearless and forsaken.
I have wanted to write this opera for years. Yes, Stephen King is a master of suspense, but he is also a remarkable reader of human desires and fears. The superb team that San Francisco Opera has assembled allowed me to compose a powerful, heart-stopping piece of music theater for a cast of brilliant voices. Tobias Picker
Details
Auftragswerk : The original version of Dolores Claiborne was commissioned by the San Francisco Opera and was premiered on September 8, 2013 at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California. The 2017 New York chamber version of Dolores Claiborne was made possible in part by generous support from New York City Opera and Boston University Opera Institute.
Difficulty: advanced
Performance duration: 120'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Year of composition: 2013, rev. 2017
instrumentation: 1(pic).1(ca).1(cla.bcl.asx).1(cbn)-1.0.0.1-1perc(4timp, b.d, boat whistle, glsp, mar, lg piatti, police whistle, s.d, sus cym, tam-t, 4tom-t, vib)-pno.hp-str(1.1.1.1.1)
occupation: Vera Donovan · soprano - Selena · soprano - Dolores Claiborne · mezzo-soprano - Detective Thibodeau · tenor - Joe St. George · bass-baritone
Performances
Orchestra: National Opera Studio
2018-04-24 | London (United Kingdom), St John\'s Smith Square — 19:30
Orchestra: Signature Symphony
2018-01-27 | Tulsa, OK (United States of America), TCC Van Trease PAC
Conductor: Alexander Bartholomew
Orchestra: The Mahagonny Ensemble
2017-12-07 | Poughkeepsie, NY (United States of America), Vassar College
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-29 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 16:00
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 14:00
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-26 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-24 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-22 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 16:00 | World Premiere
Dolores Claiborne is a character destined for the operatic stage – passionate, desperate, trapped. She will do anything to save the daughter who despises her. Pushed to the extreme edge of life, she does what she has to, fearless and forsaken.
I have wanted to write this opera for years. Yes, Stephen King is a master of suspense, but he is also a remarkable reader of human desires and fears. The superb team that San Francisco Opera has assembled allowed me to compose a powerful, heart-stopping piece of music theater for a cast of brilliant voices. Tobias Picker
Auftragswerk : The original version of Dolores Claiborne was commissioned by the San Francisco Opera and was premiered on September 8, 2013 at the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California. The 2017 New York chamber version of Dolores Claiborne was made possible in part by generous support from New York City Opera and Boston University Opera Institute.
Difficulty: advanced
Performance duration: 120'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Year of composition: 2013, rev. 2017
instrumentation: 1(pic).1(ca).1(cla.bcl.asx).1(cbn)-1.0.0.1-1perc(4timp, b.d, boat whistle, glsp, mar, lg piatti, police whistle, s.d, sus cym, tam-t, 4tom-t, vib)-pno.hp-str(1.1.1.1.1)
occupation: Vera Donovan · soprano - Selena · soprano - Dolores Claiborne · mezzo-soprano - Detective Thibodeau · tenor - Joe St. George · bass-baritone
Orchestra: National Opera Studio
2018-04-24 | London (United Kingdom), St John\'s Smith Square — 19:30
Orchestra: Signature Symphony
2018-01-27 | Tulsa, OK (United States of America), TCC Van Trease PAC
Conductor: Alexander Bartholomew
Orchestra: The Mahagonny Ensemble
2017-12-07 | Poughkeepsie, NY (United States of America), Vassar College
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-29 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 16:00
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 14:00
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-26 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-24 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 19:30
Conductor: Pacien Mazzagatti
Orchestra: New York City Opera Orchestra
2017-10-22 | New York, NY (United States of America), 59E59 Theater — 16:00 | World Premiere