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This Is the Rill Speaking

This Is the Rill Speaking

opera in one act

from the play by Lanford Wilson adapted by Mark Shulgasser


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

Description
This story captures the everyday happenings of rural America in all of its glories and shortcomings. Like a rill, a term for a small stream or brook, the opera intermittently visits the lives of its rural inhabitants in a non-linear, fluid fashion. Such glimpses of small town life here include woman discussing home decoration, schoolboys gossiping about fellow students, farmers describing quality hay, and other trivial scenes that add up to provide an overall picture of country life.
Details
Opus: op. 56
Performance duration: 50'0"
Publisher: Rock Valley Music Corporation (administered by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : 26. April 2008 Purchase, NY, Purchase College Conservatory of Music (USA) · Dirigent: Benton Hess · Inszenierung: Ned Canty · Kostüme: Anna Kiraly · Bühnenbild: Glenn Reed, scene designer; Peter West, lighting designer (szenische Aufführung)
Year of composition: 1991
instrumentation: 1.1.1(bcl).1-1.0.0.0-hp-str(1.1.1.1.1)
occupation: Mother/Allison · mezzo-soprano - Willy · baritone - Judy · soprano - Maybelle/Peggy · mezzo-soprano - Tommy/Manny · tenor - Keith/Earl/Father · baritone
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Orchestra: Austin Peay State University
2016-04-24 | Clarksville,TN (United States of America), Mabry Concert Hall, APSU
Orchestra: Austin Peay State University
2016-04-23 | Clarksville,TN (United States of America), Mabry Concert Hall, APSU
Orchestra: Opera Memphis
2013-04-07 | Memphis, TN (United States of America), Playhouse on the Square
Orchestra: Opera Memphis
2013-04-05 | Memphis, TN (United States of America), Playhouse on the Square
Orchestra: Chelsea Opera
2011-06-12 | New York, NY (United States of America), St. Peter\'s Church
Orchestra: Chelsea Opera
2011-06-11 | New York, NY (United States of America), St. Peter\'s Church
Orchestra: Chelsea Opera
2011-06-10 | New York, NY (United States of America), St. Peter\'s Church
Orchestra: Chelsea Opera
2011-06-09 | New York, NY (United States of America), St. Peter\'s Church
Conductor: Blair Skinner and Lee Mills
Orchestra: John Hopkins University
2011-02-27 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Theatre Project
Conductor: Blair Skinner and Lee Mills
Orchestra: John Hopkins University
2011-02-26 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Theatre Project
Conductor: Blair Skinner and Lee Mills
Orchestra: John Hopkins University
2011-02-25 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Theatre Project
Conductor: Blair Skinner and Lee Mills
Orchestra: John Hopkins University
2011-02-24 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Theatre Project
Conductor: Ben Makino
2010-04-10 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), State Playhouse, Cal State L.A. — 14.00h
Conductor: Ben Makino
2010-04-10 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), State Playhouse, Cal State L.A. — 19.30h
Conductor: Ben Makino
2010-04-09 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), State Playhouse, Cal State L.A. — 19.30h
Conductor: Ben Makino
2010-04-08 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), State Playhouse, Cal State L.A. — 19.30h | First Night
Orchestra: Bohenmian Players
2009-11-08 | Stratford, ON (Canada), City Hall
Orchestra: Bohenmian Players
2009-11-07 | Stratford, ON (Canada), City Hall
Orchestra: Bohenmian Players
2009-11-06 | Stratford, ON (Canada), City Hall
Conductor: Benton Hess
2008-04-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre — American Opera Projects
Conductor: Benton Hess
2008-04-26 | Purchase, NY (United States of America), Purchase College Conservatory of Music — American Opera Projects | World Premiere
This story captures the everyday happenings of rural America in all of its glories and shortcomings. Like a rill, a term for a small stream or brook, the opera intermittently visits the lives of its rural inhabitants in a non-linear, fluid fashion. Such glimpses of small town life here include woman discussing home decoration, schoolboys gossiping about fellow students, farmers describing quality hay, and other trivial scenes that add up to provide an overall picture of country life.
Opus: op. 56
Performance duration: 50'0"
Publisher: Rock Valley Music Corporation (administered by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : 26. April 2008 Purchase, NY, Purchase College Conservatory of Music (USA) · Dirigent: Benton Hess · Inszenierung: Ned Canty · Kostüme: Anna Kiraly · Bühnenbild: Glenn Reed, scene designer; Peter West, lighting designer (szenische Aufführung)
Year of composition: 1991
instrumentation: 1.1.1(bcl).1-1.0.0.0-hp-str(1.1.1.1.1)
occupation: Mother/Allison · mezzo-soprano - Willy · baritone - Judy · soprano - Maybelle/Peggy · mezzo-soprano - Tommy/Manny · tenor - Keith/Earl/Father · baritone
Delivery rights: worldwide
Orchestra: Austin Peay State University
2016-04-24 | Clarksville,TN (United States of America), Mabry Concert Hall, APSU
Orchestra: Austin Peay State University
2016-04-23 | Clarksville,TN (United States of America), Mabry Concert Hall, APSU
Orchestra: Opera Memphis
2013-04-07 | Memphis, TN (United States of America), Playhouse on the Square
Orchestra: Opera Memphis
2013-04-05 | Memphis, TN (United States of America), Playhouse on the Square
Orchestra: Chelsea Opera
2011-06-12 | New York, NY (United States of America), St. Peter\'s Church
Orchestra: Chelsea Opera
2011-06-11 | New York, NY (United States of America), St. Peter\'s Church
Orchestra: Chelsea Opera
2011-06-10 | New York, NY (United States of America), St. Peter\'s Church
Orchestra: Chelsea Opera
2011-06-09 | New York, NY (United States of America), St. Peter\'s Church
Conductor: Blair Skinner and Lee Mills
Orchestra: John Hopkins University
2011-02-27 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Theatre Project
Conductor: Blair Skinner and Lee Mills
Orchestra: John Hopkins University
2011-02-26 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Theatre Project
Conductor: Blair Skinner and Lee Mills
Orchestra: John Hopkins University
2011-02-25 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Theatre Project
Conductor: Blair Skinner and Lee Mills
Orchestra: John Hopkins University
2011-02-24 | Baltimore, MD (United States of America), Theatre Project
Conductor: Ben Makino
2010-04-10 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), State Playhouse, Cal State L.A. — 14.00h
Conductor: Ben Makino
2010-04-10 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), State Playhouse, Cal State L.A. — 19.30h
Conductor: Ben Makino
2010-04-09 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), State Playhouse, Cal State L.A. — 19.30h
Conductor: Ben Makino
2010-04-08 | Los Angeles, CA (United States of America), State Playhouse, Cal State L.A. — 19.30h | First Night
Orchestra: Bohenmian Players
2009-11-08 | Stratford, ON (Canada), City Hall
Orchestra: Bohenmian Players
2009-11-07 | Stratford, ON (Canada), City Hall
Orchestra: Bohenmian Players
2009-11-06 | Stratford, ON (Canada), City Hall
Conductor: Benton Hess
2008-04-28 | New York, NY (United States of America), Symphony Space, Peter Jay Sharp Theatre — American Opera Projects
Conductor: Benton Hess
2008-04-26 | Purchase, NY (United States of America), Purchase College Conservatory of Music — American Opera Projects | World Premiere
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