Grendel: Transcendence of the Great Big Bad
Composer: Elliot Goldenthal
Librettist: Julie Taymor and J. D. McClatchy
Other Artistic Personnel: Steven Sloane (CONDUCTOR)
Lionel Friend (CONDUCTOR)
Julie Taymor (DIRECTOR)
George Tsypin (SET DESIGNER)
Constance Hoffman (COSTUME DESIGNER)
Don Holder (LIGHTING DESIGNER)
Julie Taymor (PUPPET DESIGN)
Michael Curry (PUPPET DESIGN)
Angelin Preljocaj (CHOREOGRAPHER)
Original Cast: Eric Owens (GRENDEL)
Charles Robert Austin (KING HROTHGAR - JUNE 1, 3, 8)
Raymond Aceto (KING HROTHGAR - JUNE 11, 14, 17)
Richard Croft (THE BLIND HARPIST/THE SHAPER)
Denyce Graves (THE DRAGON)
Jay Hunter Morris (UNFERTH)
Laura Claycomb (QUEEN WEALTHEOW)
Desmond Richardson (BEOWULF)
David Gagnon (SHADOW GRENDEL)
Jonathan Hays (SHADOW GRENDEL)
Charles Temkey (SHADOW GRENDEL)
Maureen Francis (DRAGONETTE)
Hanan Alattar (DRAGONETTE)
Jessica Swink (DRAGONETTE)
Kyle Hampson (CHILD GRENDEL/BOY SHAPER)
Sean Sullivan (PRINCE HROTHGAR)
George Sterne (THE PROPAGANDIST)
Lisa Crave (SOPRANO SOLOIST)
Veronica Christenson (ALTO SOLOIST)
Premiere Date: June 01, 2006
Producing Company: Los Angeles Opera
Description: Retelling of the Beowulf epic from the monster's perspective.
Reviews: L.A. Opera captures savagery of brilliant 'Grendel' - SFGate.com 6/10/2006
'Grendel': An Operatic Monster's Tale - NPR 7/11/2006
World Premiere of Elliot Goldenthal's "Grendel" in Los Angeles - www.operawest.com 6/9/2006
Length: 03:00
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: The Gorfaine/Schwartz Agency
Address: 1345 Riverside Drive
Suite 450
Sherman Oaks, California 91423
Composer Web Site: http://goldenthal.filmmusic.com
Publisher Web Site: http://goldenthal.filmmusic.com/contact.html
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