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Vincent

Vincent

an opera in two acts

libretto by J. D. McClatchy


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English
 
description
Based on an original libretto by American poet J.D. McClatchy (which draws on the letters of van Gogh) this two-act opera is a succession of ’tableaux’ each placing Vincent in contexts which were his real experiences thus revealing his complex character – that of genius artist, religious fanatic, alcoholic, epileptic, and unstable of temperament resulting in behavior ranging unpredictably between affability and violent aggression. The scenes suggest a more-or-less chronological outline of his late years; a transition from the ’dark’ environment of his early years, full of positive enthusiasms amid the dark surroundings, to the darkening of his inner light amid the brightness of the South. This narrative suggests a process of alienation and the degradation and diminishing of the human spirit culminating in madness and suicide. Bernard Rands
Details
Auftragswerk : commissioned by the Board of Trustees of Indiana University
Performance duration: 110'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Subtitle: an opera in two acts
Uraufführung : 8. April 2011 Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater (USA) · Dirigent: Arthur Fagen · Indiana University Jacobs School of Music · Inszenierung: Vincent Liotta · Kostüme: Linda Pisano · Bühnenbild: Barry Steele
Year of composition: 2011
instrumentation: 3(3.pic&afl).2.3(3.bcl).2-4.3.2.btbn.1-timp.2perc(vib, mar, tub bells, 3tri[sm, med, lg], 3cym[sm, med, lg], tam-t, button gong, tamb, bng, s.d, tom-t, b.d, marac, wdbl, tempbl, nipple gong)-hp.cel.acc.pno-str
occupation: Vincent van Gogh · baritone - Theo van Gogh · tenor - Theodorus van Gogh · bass - Paul Gauguin · bass - Agostina Segatori · mezzo-soprano - Sien · soprano - Toulouse-Lautrec · countertenor - Dr. Peyron · light baritone/low tenor - Dr. Gachet · baritone - Marguerite · soprano - several minor/bit parts - SATB chorus A ballet/dance troupe is required for Act 2, Scene 1a "Dance at Arles".
Based on an original libretto by American poet J.D. McClatchy (which draws on the letters of van Gogh) this two-act opera is a succession of ’tableaux’ each placing Vincent in contexts which were his real experiences thus revealing his complex character – that of genius artist, religious fanatic, alcoholic, epileptic, and unstable of temperament resulting in behavior ranging unpredictably between affability and violent aggression. The scenes suggest a more-or-less chronological outline of his late years; a transition from the ’dark’ environment of his early years, full of positive enthusiasms amid the dark surroundings, to the darkening of his inner light amid the brightness of the South. This narrative suggests a process of alienation and the degradation and diminishing of the human spirit culminating in madness and suicide. Bernard Rands
Auftragswerk : commissioned by the Board of Trustees of Indiana University
Performance duration: 110'0"
Publisher: Schott Helicon Music Corporation
Subtitle: an opera in two acts
Uraufführung : 8. April 2011 Bloomington, IN, Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater (USA) · Dirigent: Arthur Fagen · Indiana University Jacobs School of Music · Inszenierung: Vincent Liotta · Kostüme: Linda Pisano · Bühnenbild: Barry Steele
Year of composition: 2011
instrumentation: 3(3.pic&afl).2.3(3.bcl).2-4.3.2.btbn.1-timp.2perc(vib, mar, tub bells, 3tri[sm, med, lg], 3cym[sm, med, lg], tam-t, button gong, tamb, bng, s.d, tom-t, b.d, marac, wdbl, tempbl, nipple gong)-hp.cel.acc.pno-str
occupation: Vincent van Gogh · baritone - Theo van Gogh · tenor - Theodorus van Gogh · bass - Paul Gauguin · bass - Agostina Segatori · mezzo-soprano - Sien · soprano - Toulouse-Lautrec · countertenor - Dr. Peyron · light baritone/low tenor - Dr. Gachet · baritone - Marguerite · soprano - several minor/bit parts - SATB chorus A ballet/dance troupe is required for Act 2, Scene 1a "Dance at Arles".
Conductor: Arthur Fagen
Orchestra: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
2011-04-16 | Bloomington, IN (United States of America), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater
Conductor: Arthur Fagen
Orchestra: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
2011-04-15 | Bloomington, IN (United States of America), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater
Conductor: Arthur Fagen
Orchestra: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
2011-04-09 | Bloomington, IN (United States of America), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater
Conductor: Arthur Fagen
Orchestra: Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
2011-04-08 | Bloomington, IN (United States of America), Indiana University Jacobs School of Music Opera Theater
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