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before
the night sky

Music by Randall ENG

Libretto by Donna Di NovellI

BEFORE THE NIGHT SKY

No one could get enough of the twins—two brothers and two sisters, inseparable and irresistible. In this contemporary origin story, Castor & Pollux and Helen of Troy & Clytemnestra navigate the oceans, relationships, kidnappings, and ultimately their greatest divide: two will die and two will live forever. But first, they must deal with their mother Leda, who constantly watches the sky for the return of her white swan lover. Perhaps the choir of constellations will offer an answer.

Information

Duration 100' / no intermission [estimated]

Commission Not yet commissioned. Developed by American Opera Projects, with support by OPERA America New Works Forum Showcase.

Premiere TBD

Roles (12) : 4 lead roles (2 sopranos, 1 tenor, 1 baritone) and a chorus of 8. Additional solo roles are played by members of the chorus.

Instrumentation (19) : flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, 2 horns, trumpet, trombone, harp, piano, 3 violins, viola, cello, bass, and 2 percussionists (1 primarily vibraphone/marimba, 1 primarily drumkit).

Publisher Staged performances of this work require licensing through the composer.


 

CREATORS

Randall Eng   Composer

Randall Eng
Composer

 

PRESS

philosophical in tone, and showed some beautiful writing
— BroadwayWorld

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