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Ashoka’s Dream
Peter Lieberson
Douglas Penick
Richard Bradshaw (Conductor)
Stephen Wadsworth (Director)
Thomas Lynch (Scenic Designer)
Martin Pakledinaz (Costume Designer)
Amy Appleyard (Lighting Designer)
Gary Wedow (Chorus Master)
Paul Kreider (The Sage)
Patricia Johnson (Air)
Sara Seglem (Fire)
Christine Abraham (Water)
Beth Clayton (Earth)
Beau Palmer (Raga)
John Atkins (Kroda)
Bruce Baumer (Madu)
Mark Thomsen (Girika)
Greer Grimsley (Cankya)
Kurt Ollman (Ashoka)
Clare Gormley (Lakshmi)
Lorraine Hunt (Triraksha)
July 26, 1997
Santa Fe Opera
The story of Ashoka Maurya, a 3rd-century B.C. king of India and the only ruler to unify India until the 19th century A.D. The opera focuses on Ashoka’s transformation from angry, isolated young conqueror to enlightened ruler. His revolutionary approach to government was based on a justice code whose central principles were universal tolerance, generosity, compassion, and nonaggression. Ashoka’s Dream imagines events in the ruler’s life, and in the lives of those close to him before, during, and after his transformation.

Courtesy of G. Schirmer
ASHOKA, Emperor of lndia (bar)
LAKSHMI, Queen of India (s)
TRIRAKSHA, Queen of India (mz)
Four Ministers: CANKYA, Prime Minister (b)
RAGA (t)
KRODA (bar)
MADU (b)

Four Elements (Earth, Water, Fire & Air): 2 Sopranos, Mezzo-Soprano, Contralto

SAGE (bar)
A Man Unafraid to Change, And Then to Sing About It - The New York Times 7/30/1997
Not Available
SATB Chorus
2 fl (pic), 2 ob, 2 cl (bcl), 1 bsn +cbn - 4 hrn, 3 tpt (in C), 2 tbn + btbn, 1 tba - timp, 2 perc - hp, pf - str
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