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Marilyn Forever

Marilyn Forever

Chamber opera

Libretto by Marilyn Bowering


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
description
Commissioned by Gavin Bryars’ long-standing collaborators, ensemble Aventa, and with a libretto by author and poet Marilyn Bowering, Bryars' Marilyn Forever examines the inner life of Marilyn Monroe, and her intellectual and emotional relationships with death and love.

Often seen as a victim, fantasy and sex object, the character of Monroe is fleshed out in this chamber opera: 'We are given through Monroe’s own voice her combination of sensitivity and exhibitionism, allied to the narrative of the ‘chorus’, a view from the ‘inside’ of the conflicting emotion and ambitions of this compelling and timeless personality.' (Aventa)
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Aventa Ensemble
Performance duration: 75'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 13. September 2013 Victoria, BC, McPherson Playhouse (CDN) · Eivør Pálsdóttir, soprano; Thomas Sandberg, baritone · Dirigent: Bill Linwood · Aventa Ensemble · Inszenierung: Joel Ivany · Kostüme: Camellia Koo · Bühnenbild: Camellia Koo
Year of composition: 2010-2013
instrumentation: bcl.bsn-hn-perc-str(0.0.2.1.1); jazz trio (tsax-pno-jazz bass)
occupation: Marilyn · soprano - Rehearsal Director · baritone - The Tritones · small chorus of tenor, baritone and bass in pit with ensemble
Performances
2020-03-20 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-03-14 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-03-13 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-02-14 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-02-13 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-02-08 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache | national Premiere
2019-05-25 | Oxford (United Kingdom), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College — 20:00
2019-05-24 | Oxford (United Kingdom), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College — 20:00
2019-05-22 | Oxford (United Kingdom), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-05-02 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-29 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-28 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-25 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-22 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-19 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-18 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-16 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-14 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Long Beach Opera Orchestra
2015-03-29 | San Pedro, CA (United States of America), Warner Grand Theatre — 14:30
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Long Beach Opera Orchestra
2015-03-21 | San Pedro, CA (United States of America), Warner Grand Theatre — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble (Canada)
2015-03-01 | Adelaide (Australia), ABC Studio 520 — 18:00
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble (Canada)
2015-02-28 | Adelaide (Australia), ABC Studio 520 — 20:00
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble (Canada)
2015-02-27 | Adelaide (Australia), ABC Studio 520 — 19:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble
2013-09-14 | Victoria, BC (Canada), McPherson Playhouse — 20:00
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble
2013-09-13 | Victoria, BC (Canada), McPherson Playhouse — 20:00 | World Premiere
Commissioned by Gavin Bryars’ long-standing collaborators, ensemble Aventa, and with a libretto by author and poet Marilyn Bowering, Bryars' Marilyn Forever examines the inner life of Marilyn Monroe, and her intellectual and emotional relationships with death and love.

Often seen as a victim, fantasy and sex object, the character of Monroe is fleshed out in this chamber opera: 'We are given through Monroe’s own voice her combination of sensitivity and exhibitionism, allied to the narrative of the ‘chorus’, a view from the ‘inside’ of the conflicting emotion and ambitions of this compelling and timeless personality.' (Aventa)
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by the Aventa Ensemble
Performance duration: 75'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Uraufführung : 13. September 2013 Victoria, BC, McPherson Playhouse (CDN) · Eivør Pálsdóttir, soprano; Thomas Sandberg, baritone · Dirigent: Bill Linwood · Aventa Ensemble · Inszenierung: Joel Ivany · Kostüme: Camellia Koo · Bühnenbild: Camellia Koo
Year of composition: 2010-2013
instrumentation: bcl.bsn-hn-perc-str(0.0.2.1.1); jazz trio (tsax-pno-jazz bass)
occupation: Marilyn · soprano - Rehearsal Director · baritone - The Tritones · small chorus of tenor, baritone and bass in pit with ensemble
2020-03-20 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-03-14 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-03-13 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-02-14 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-02-13 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache
2020-02-08 | Saarbrücken (Germany), Alte Feuerwache | national Premiere
2019-05-25 | Oxford (United Kingdom), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College — 20:00
2019-05-24 | Oxford (United Kingdom), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College — 20:00
2019-05-22 | Oxford (United Kingdom), Jacqueline du Pré Music Building, St Hilda's College — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-05-02 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-29 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-28 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-25 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-22 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-19 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-18 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-16 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00
Conductor: Wolfram-Maria Märtig
2018-04-14 | Wien (Austria), Kasino am Schwarzenbergplatz — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Long Beach Opera Orchestra
2015-03-29 | San Pedro, CA (United States of America), Warner Grand Theatre — 14:30
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Long Beach Opera Orchestra
2015-03-21 | San Pedro, CA (United States of America), Warner Grand Theatre — 20:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble (Canada)
2015-03-01 | Adelaide (Australia), ABC Studio 520 — 18:00
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble (Canada)
2015-02-28 | Adelaide (Australia), ABC Studio 520 — 20:00
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble (Canada)
2015-02-27 | Adelaide (Australia), ABC Studio 520 — 19:00 | national Premiere
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble
2013-09-14 | Victoria, BC (Canada), McPherson Playhouse — 20:00
Conductor: Bill Linwood
Orchestra: Aventa Ensemble
2013-09-13 | Victoria, BC (Canada), McPherson Playhouse — 20:00 | World Premiere
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