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Where's Dick?

Where's Dick?

opera in two acts

libretto by Michael Korie


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English

Description
Inspired by detective fiction, film noir and vaudeville, Where’s Dick? takes place over one long Christmas Eve in a crime-riddled metropolis. In a series of misadventures, the wannabe hero Junior marries and loses his new sweetheart Fate Spritely, is kidnapped and held at a corrupt orphanage and eventually becomes a criminal celebrity himself when he commits murder and has his ‘face in the papers, name up in lights’.
Details
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : Mai 1989 Houston, TX, Houston Grand Opera (USA) · Dirigent: John DeMain · Inszenierung: Richard Foreman
Year of composition: 1989
instrumentation: 1(pic).1.2(1.Ebcl&bcl, 2.bcl).ssax(asax, tensax).tensax.barsax(tensax).2-2.2.2.1-2perc(timp, xyl, vib, mar, tri, cow bell, sleighbells, crash cym, h.h, gong, s.d, tom-t, cong, timb, b.d, chimes, wdbl, tempbl, anvil, vibraslap, siren, auto horn)-2keyboards(synthesizers, samplers, piano)-str(2.0.1.2.1)
All singers should be equipped with radio microphones. All instruments should be miked and separated by baffles as in a recording studio for maximum isolation of the sound signal. The entire ensemble is then mixed by the sound engineer at the back of the house, balances being achieved in some cases by electronic enhancement.
occupation: (14 singers and 1 actor): Junior - Fate Spritely - Mrs. Heimlich - Little Willie Heimlich - Ma Paddle and Santa - Stump Tower - Reverend J.J. Newright and Sister Immacula - Chief Blowhard and Judge Mouth - Baby Snowflake - Sterling and Stainless Tarnish - Boldface Headlines - The P.A.
Delivery rights: worldwide
Performances
Conductor: John DeMain
1989-05-01 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Houston Grand Opera | World Premiere
Inspired by detective fiction, film noir and vaudeville, Where’s Dick? takes place over one long Christmas Eve in a crime-riddled metropolis. In a series of misadventures, the wannabe hero Junior marries and loses his new sweetheart Fate Spritely, is kidnapped and held at a corrupt orphanage and eventually becomes a criminal celebrity himself when he commits murder and has his ‘face in the papers, name up in lights’.
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Sidmar Music (administered exclusively by Schott Music Corporation, New York)
Uraufführung : Mai 1989 Houston, TX, Houston Grand Opera (USA) · Dirigent: John DeMain · Inszenierung: Richard Foreman
Year of composition: 1989
instrumentation: 1(pic).1.2(1.Ebcl&bcl, 2.bcl).ssax(asax, tensax).tensax.barsax(tensax).2-2.2.2.1-2perc(timp, xyl, vib, mar, tri, cow bell, sleighbells, crash cym, h.h, gong, s.d, tom-t, cong, timb, b.d, chimes, wdbl, tempbl, anvil, vibraslap, siren, auto horn)-2keyboards(synthesizers, samplers, piano)-str(2.0.1.2.1)
All singers should be equipped with radio microphones. All instruments should be miked and separated by baffles as in a recording studio for maximum isolation of the sound signal. The entire ensemble is then mixed by the sound engineer at the back of the house, balances being achieved in some cases by electronic enhancement.
occupation: (14 singers and 1 actor): Junior - Fate Spritely - Mrs. Heimlich - Little Willie Heimlich - Ma Paddle and Santa - Stump Tower - Reverend J.J. Newright and Sister Immacula - Chief Blowhard and Judge Mouth - Baby Snowflake - Sterling and Stainless Tarnish - Boldface Headlines - The P.A.
Delivery rights: worldwide
Conductor: John DeMain
1989-05-01 | Houston, TX (United States of America), Houston Grand Opera | World Premiere