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Hat Trunk

Hat Trunk

for mezzo-soprano and ensemble

based on scene two from the opera Hopper's Wife


  • Instrumentation: mezzo-soprano and ensemble
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
Hat Trunk is the second scene from the opera Hopper's Wife which premiered at Long Beach Opera in 1998 directed by Christopher Alden and conducted by Michael Barrett. Hopper's Wife imagines a marriage between American Scene painter Edward Hopper and Hollywood Gossip Columnist Hedda Hopper with Ava Gardner as the artist's model. The characters in the opera are Hopper, Mrs. Hopper and Ava performed in the original production by Christopher Trakas, Juliana Gondek and Lucy Schauffer. Hat Trunk is a cycle of four songs sung by Mrs. Hopper and tells the history of the relationship between Hopper and Mrs. Hopper. Each song is inspired by a Hopper painting and includes a specific hat in which Mrs. Hopper posed for the painting: Automat (Cloche Hat) Summertime (Sunhat) The Sea Watchers (Bathing Cap) Girlie Show (Red Wig)
Details
Content text: I Automat (Cloche Hat)
II Summertime (Sunhat)
III The Sea Watchers (Bathing Cap)
IV Girlie Show (Red Wig)
Performance duration: 7'0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : 25. April 2014 Austin, TX, Bates Recital Hall (USA) · Dirigent: Dan Welcher · University of Texas in Austin
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: 1.1.0.tsax.1-1.1.0.1-perc(mar, timp, sus cym, ride cym, kick drum, b.d)-vn.vc
occupation: Mrs. Hopper · mezzo-soprano
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Dan Welcher
Orchestra: University of Texas in Austin
2014-04-25 | Austin, TX (United States of America), Bates Recital Hall | World Premiere
Hat Trunk is the second scene from the opera Hopper's Wife which premiered at Long Beach Opera in 1998 directed by Christopher Alden and conducted by Michael Barrett. Hopper's Wife imagines a marriage between American Scene painter Edward Hopper and Hollywood Gossip Columnist Hedda Hopper with Ava Gardner as the artist's model. The characters in the opera are Hopper, Mrs. Hopper and Ava performed in the original production by Christopher Trakas, Juliana Gondek and Lucy Schauffer. Hat Trunk is a cycle of four songs sung by Mrs. Hopper and tells the history of the relationship between Hopper and Mrs. Hopper. Each song is inspired by a Hopper painting and includes a specific hat in which Mrs. Hopper posed for the painting: Automat (Cloche Hat) Summertime (Sunhat) The Sea Watchers (Bathing Cap) Girlie Show (Red Wig)
Content text: I Automat (Cloche Hat)
II Summertime (Sunhat)
III The Sea Watchers (Bathing Cap)
IV Girlie Show (Red Wig)
Performance duration: 7'0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : 25. April 2014 Austin, TX, Bates Recital Hall (USA) · Dirigent: Dan Welcher · University of Texas in Austin
Year of composition: 2013
instrumentation: 1.1.0.tsax.1-1.1.0.1-perc(mar, timp, sus cym, ride cym, kick drum, b.d)-vn.vc
occupation: Mrs. Hopper · mezzo-soprano
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Dan Welcher
Orchestra: University of Texas in Austin
2014-04-25 | Austin, TX (United States of America), Bates Recital Hall | World Premiere