Eve's Odds
Composer: Bruce Trinkley
Librettist: J. Jason Charnesky
Other Artistic Personnel: Susan Boardman, director and producer; Gregory Woodbridge, conductor
Original Cast: Performers from the Penn State School of Music
Premiere Date: April 17, 1997
Producing Company: Penn State Opera Theatre
Description: Eve (soprano) is tempted by the Snake (lyric baritone) to eat the apple. Adam (tenor) meets his first wife Lilith (mezzo-soprano). A good and bad angel (coloratura and lyric sopranos) join in the struggle until Eve finally chooses. Appropriate for audiences of adults and children, in concert, school, or church performances.
Comments: Act I of EVER SINCE EDEN. Winner of the 1999 Chamber Opera Competition of the National Opera Association. It was performed in its entirety at the February 2000 NOA convention in Cincinnati.
Length: 00:45
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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