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O Columbia

O Columbia

An opera-oratorio in three parts

Libretto by Royce Vavrek


  • Instrumentation: 2 oboes and strings
  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

 
Description
O Columbia is an opera-oratorio in three parts that examines the American spirit of exploration. We ride with Sir Walter Raleigh and a mysterious figure on the bow of his ship heading for the New World; we sit with a teenager as she experiences communion, and later, heartbreak, with a Columbia space shuttle astronaut gliding around the earth; and we travel with three astronauts to the far reaches of the solar system with Lady Columbia waiting at the edge. The work is a celebration of the identity of the American frontiersperson, an ode to America’s national mythology.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera (HGOco)
Performance duration: 70'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 23. September 2015 Houston, TX, Grand Opera (USA) · Dirigent: Timothy Myers · Inszenierung: Kevin Newbury
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: 2ob-str(min 3.3.2.2.1)
occupation: Becca · soprano - Lady Columbia · mezzo-soprano - Raleigh/Astronaut · baritone - students · mixed adult chamber choir (SSAATTBB)
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: Timothy Myers
2015-09-24 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Grand Opera
Conductor: Timothy Myers
2015-09-23 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Grand Opera | World Premiere
O Columbia is an opera-oratorio in three parts that examines the American spirit of exploration. We ride with Sir Walter Raleigh and a mysterious figure on the bow of his ship heading for the New World; we sit with a teenager as she experiences communion, and later, heartbreak, with a Columbia space shuttle astronaut gliding around the earth; and we travel with three astronauts to the far reaches of the solar system with Lady Columbia waiting at the edge. The work is a celebration of the identity of the American frontiersperson, an ode to America’s national mythology.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera (HGOco)
Performance duration: 70'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Uraufführung : 23. September 2015 Houston, TX, Grand Opera (USA) · Dirigent: Timothy Myers · Inszenierung: Kevin Newbury
Year of composition: 2015
instrumentation: 2ob-str(min 3.3.2.2.1)
occupation: Becca · soprano - Lady Columbia · mezzo-soprano - Raleigh/Astronaut · baritone - students · mixed adult chamber choir (SSAATTBB)
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: Timothy Myers
2015-09-24 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Grand Opera
Conductor: Timothy Myers
2015-09-23 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Grand Opera | World Premiere