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Dolores Claiborne

Dolores Claiborne

Opera in 2 acts

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 : Commissioned by the San Francisco Opera
Performance duration: 120'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 18. September 2013 San Francisco, CA, War Memorial Opera House (USA) · Patricia Racette, mezzo-soprano, 18., 22., 25., 28.09.2013; Cathy Cook, mezzo-soprano, 1., 4.10.2013; Susannah Biller, soprano; Elizabeth Futral, soprano; Wayne Tigges, bass-baritone · Dirigent: George Manahan · Choreinstudierung: Ian Robertson · Inszenierung: James Robinson · Kostüme: James Schuette · Bühnenbild: Allen Moyer
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, xyl, vib, mar, gong (lg), s.d, 4tom-t (low to high), b.d, ratchet (xl), cym (pair) (lg), boat horn, police whistle, whip (xl))-hp.pno-str
occupation: Vera · soprano - Selena · soprano - Dolores · mezzo-soprano - Mr. Pease · tenor - Thibodeau · tenor - Joe · bass-baritone - 5 maids · sopranos - Teen Girl · soprano - Teen Boy · tenor - Mr. Knox · tenor - Mr. Cox · tenor - Mr. Fox · tenor - SATB Chorus
Performances
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-10-04 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-10-01 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-09-28 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-09-25 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-09-22 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-09-18 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House | 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 : Commissioned by the San Francisco Opera
Performance duration: 120'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 18. September 2013 San Francisco, CA, War Memorial Opera House (USA) · Patricia Racette, mezzo-soprano, 18., 22., 25., 28.09.2013; Cathy Cook, mezzo-soprano, 1., 4.10.2013; Susannah Biller, soprano; Elizabeth Futral, soprano; Wayne Tigges, bass-baritone · Dirigent: George Manahan · Choreinstudierung: Ian Robertson · Inszenierung: James Robinson · Kostüme: James Schuette · Bühnenbild: Allen Moyer
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: 2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1-timp.2perc(glsp, xyl, vib, mar, gong (lg), s.d, 4tom-t (low to high), b.d, ratchet (xl), cym (pair) (lg), boat horn, police whistle, whip (xl))-hp.pno-str
occupation: Vera · soprano - Selena · soprano - Dolores · mezzo-soprano - Mr. Pease · tenor - Thibodeau · tenor - Joe · bass-baritone - 5 maids · sopranos - Teen Girl · soprano - Teen Boy · tenor - Mr. Knox · tenor - Mr. Cox · tenor - Mr. Fox · tenor - SATB Chorus
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-10-04 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-10-01 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-09-28 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-09-25 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-09-22 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House
Conductor: George Manahan
2013-09-18 | San Francisco, CA (United States of America), War Memorial Opera House | World Premiere