Golden Apple
Composer: Bruce Trinkley
Librettist: J. Jason Charnesky
Other Artistic Personnel: Susan Boardman, director and producer; Kevin Tutt, conductor
Original Cast: Norman Spivey, baritone
Premiere Date: April 17, 1999
Producing Company: Penn State Opera Theatre
Description: The Roman poet Virgil (baritone) is having trouble writing his epic poem, ^The Aeneid`. His servant Flora (mezzo-soprano) gives him a magic potion which lets him see the past. Neither Dido (lyric soprano) nor Aeneas (high baritone or tenor) are anything like the characters in his poem. The comedy arises from the clash of art and reality.
Comments: This work was formerly known as DIDO DECIDES
Length: 01:00
Musical Style: Lyrical post-Romantic; inflected with African spiritual, European operetta, and Brechtian epic theater elements; lyrical vocal writing
Contact: Bruce Trinkley or J. Jason Charnesky
Address: 226 Adams Avenue
State College, PA 16803
E-mail Address: wbt1@psu.edu
Phone: 814-237-2932
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