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Harvey Milk

Harvey Milk

Opera in three acts

Libretto by Michael Korie


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: LSMC 20271

Description
Harvey Milk is inspired by the life and martyrdom of San Francisco‘s first openly gay elected public official. Harvey Milk had a foot in two separate ghettos: one gay, one Jewish. He was a boy in Long Island at the time of the liberation of the concentration camps in Europe at the end of World War II. Like many Jews of his generation, he clearly saw that remaining silent was no longer a moral option. His sense of moral outrage and courage stems from this time. When he began to transfer these lessons to himself as a gay man, he transformed himself from a closeted Wall Street businessman into an outspoken leader of the gay community.
Details
Auftragswerk : commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera and San Francisco Opera
Performance duration: 126' 0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : 19. Januar 1995 Houston, TX, Wortham Theater, Houston Grand Opera (USA) · Dirigent: Ward Holmquist
Year of composition: 1994
instrumentation: 2(both pic).2(2.ca).2(2.Ebcl).bcl(cl).2(2.cbsn)-4.3.3.2-timp.3perc(glsp, xyl, vib, mar, cimbalom, tub bells, tri, sus cym, cym (pair), h.h, agogo bells, cow bell, tam-t, s.d, 4tom-t, timb, anvil, wdbl, pic wdbl, tempbl, police whistle, samba whistle, sirene)-keybd-str(16-18 vn, 8 vc, 5 db)
occupation: Harvey Milk · high baritone - Dan White · tenor - Scott Smith · tenor - Diane Feinstein · soprano - George Moscone · bass - Anne Kronenberg · mezzo-soprano - Henry Wong · male soprano - Messenger · high baritone - Young Harvey · boy tenor - Medora · girl soprano - subsidiary characters - mixed chorus
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Kathleen McGuire
2015-02-08 | Melbourne (Australia), St Kilda Town Hall
Conductor: Kathleen McGuire
2015-02-07 | Melbourne (Australia), St Kilda Town Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Ward Holmquist
1995-01-19 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Wortham Theater, Houston Grand Opera | World Premiere
Harvey Milk is inspired by the life and martyrdom of San Francisco‘s first openly gay elected public official. Harvey Milk had a foot in two separate ghettos: one gay, one Jewish. He was a boy in Long Island at the time of the liberation of the concentration camps in Europe at the end of World War II. Like many Jews of his generation, he clearly saw that remaining silent was no longer a moral option. His sense of moral outrage and courage stems from this time. When he began to transfer these lessons to himself as a gay man, he transformed himself from a closeted Wall Street businessman into an outspoken leader of the gay community.
Auftragswerk : commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera and San Francisco Opera
Performance duration: 126' 0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : 19. Januar 1995 Houston, TX, Wortham Theater, Houston Grand Opera (USA) · Dirigent: Ward Holmquist
Year of composition: 1994
instrumentation: 2(both pic).2(2.ca).2(2.Ebcl).bcl(cl).2(2.cbsn)-4.3.3.2-timp.3perc(glsp, xyl, vib, mar, cimbalom, tub bells, tri, sus cym, cym (pair), h.h, agogo bells, cow bell, tam-t, s.d, 4tom-t, timb, anvil, wdbl, pic wdbl, tempbl, police whistle, samba whistle, sirene)-keybd-str(16-18 vn, 8 vc, 5 db)
occupation: Harvey Milk · high baritone - Dan White · tenor - Scott Smith · tenor - Diane Feinstein · soprano - George Moscone · bass - Anne Kronenberg · mezzo-soprano - Henry Wong · male soprano - Messenger · high baritone - Young Harvey · boy tenor - Medora · girl soprano - subsidiary characters - mixed chorus
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Kathleen McGuire
2015-02-08 | Melbourne (Australia), St Kilda Town Hall
Conductor: Kathleen McGuire
2015-02-07 | Melbourne (Australia), St Kilda Town Hall | national Premiere
Conductor: Ward Holmquist
1995-01-19 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Wortham Theater, Houston Grand Opera | World Premiere