Myshkin
Composer: John Eaton
Librettist: Patrick Creagh
Other Artistic Personnel: John Reeves White (Musical Director)
Work Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2420&St
Premiere Date: April 23, 1973
Producing Company: Indian University Opera Theater / WTIU
Description: The opera unfolds through Myshkin's eyes and mind, he is never seen. The story centers on the love of Prince Myshkin for the beautiful Nastasia, his unwilling betrothal to Aglaya the youngest daughter of General Yepanchin, his battle with mental illness and his final tragedy, Nastasia's murder and his relapse and retreat to madness.
Character List (Major): 3 Baritones, 3 Mezzo sopranos, 5 Tenors, 3 Sopranos, 3 Basses, Countertenor
Character List (Minor): speaking role (French), 2-3 children (laughing, jeering)
Reviews: The Washington Post, Alan Kriegsman, 4/23/1973
Comments: Premiered on PBS televised broadcast
Length: 00:52
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: 2 fl (2pic), 2 ob [2ca], 2 cl (2bcl), 2 bsn [2cbn] - 1 hrn, 1 tpt, 1 tbn - 5 perc - hp, 2pf (in quarter tones), org, - 4syn/str/[tp]
Musical Style: Scored for chamber orchestra tuned in quarter tones and electronic instruments.
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Composer Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2419&St
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