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Harvey Milk Reimagined

Harvey Milk Reimagined

Opera in two acts

Libretto by Michael Korie


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English
  • Order No.: LSMC 50796

Description

Harvey Milk is inspired by the life and martyrdom of San Francisco's first openly gay elected public official. 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.

For this production, Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie have radically reimagined the score with an emphasis on its mythic elements as a celebration of Harvey Milk’s life. This new Harvey Milk is streamlined. It’s taut and visceral. Appropriately, this premiere coincides with Harvey Milk’s 90th Birthday and is proudly part of a city-wide celebration.

Details
Auftragswerk : Original version of Harvey Milk commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera and San Francisco Opera; Harvey Milk Reimagined commissioned by Opera Paralléle and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis with the generous support of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, David Berley, Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, Jeffrey Kimball and Pamela Hogan, Anonymous, Marilynn and Willis Goldsmith, Carolyn Zecca Ferris, Barry and Carolina Gustin, Matthew and Krista Annenberg, Stacy Greene and Fred Wistow, Kaufelt Family Fund, Anya and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Difficulty: advanced - difficult
Performance duration: 108' 0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
instrumentation: 2(2pic).1(ca).2(bcl, ecl).1(cbsn)-2.1(pictpt).1.btbn.1-timp.1perc(glsp, chimes, vib, tam-t, b.d, piatti, tri, wdbl, tempbl, anvil, cowbell, police whistle, drum set (s.d, 4tom-t, kick drum, crash cym)-kbd-str(min 4.3.3.2.2)
occupation: Harvey Milk · high baritone - Dan White · tenor - Scott Smith · tenor - Dianne Feinstein · soprano - George Moscone · bass - Anne Kronenberg · mezzo-soprano - Henrietta Wong · soprano - The Messenger · countertenor - Young Harvey · boy tenor - Mama · mezzo-soprano - Closet Lover Jack · baritone - mixed chorus
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-25 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-23 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-19 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-17 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-15 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-11 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves | World Premiere (Revision)

Harvey Milk is inspired by the life and martyrdom of San Francisco's first openly gay elected public official. 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.

For this production, Stewart Wallace and Michael Korie have radically reimagined the score with an emphasis on its mythic elements as a celebration of Harvey Milk’s life. This new Harvey Milk is streamlined. It’s taut and visceral. Appropriately, this premiere coincides with Harvey Milk’s 90th Birthday and is proudly part of a city-wide celebration.

Auftragswerk : Original version of Harvey Milk commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera and San Francisco Opera; Harvey Milk Reimagined commissioned by Opera Paralléle and Opera Theatre of Saint Louis with the generous support of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, David Berley, Nion McEvoy and Leslie Berriman, Jeffrey Kimball and Pamela Hogan, Anonymous, Marilynn and Willis Goldsmith, Carolyn Zecca Ferris, Barry and Carolina Gustin, Matthew and Krista Annenberg, Stacy Greene and Fred Wistow, Kaufelt Family Fund, Anya and Joseph E. Stiglitz
Difficulty: advanced - difficult
Performance duration: 108' 0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
instrumentation: 2(2pic).1(ca).2(bcl, ecl).1(cbsn)-2.1(pictpt).1.btbn.1-timp.1perc(glsp, chimes, vib, tam-t, b.d, piatti, tri, wdbl, tempbl, anvil, cowbell, police whistle, drum set (s.d, 4tom-t, kick drum, crash cym)-kbd-str(min 4.3.3.2.2)
occupation: Harvey Milk · high baritone - Dan White · tenor - Scott Smith · tenor - Dianne Feinstein · soprano - George Moscone · bass - Anne Kronenberg · mezzo-soprano - Henrietta Wong · soprano - The Messenger · countertenor - Young Harvey · boy tenor - Mama · mezzo-soprano - Closet Lover Jack · baritone - mixed chorus
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-25 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-23 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-19 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-17 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-15 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves
Conductor: Carolyn Kuan
Orchestra: Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra
2022-06-11 | Saint Louis, MO (United States of America), Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts, Webster Groves | World Premiere (Revision)