The Silent Prince
Composer: Somtow Sucharitkul
Librettist: Somtow Sucharitkul
Work Web Site: http://www.thesilentprince.com/The_Silent_Prince/H
Premiere Date: October 15, 2010
Producing Company: Opera Vista
Description: Set in Benares during mythic times, The Silent Prince tells the story of a Boddhisatva who must choose between a terrible karmic burden and the dishonor of disobeying his father. To avoid the decision, he withdraws into a world of complete silence, broken only at the end of the story when he appears in the splendor of his divinity to reveal the truth and to redeem his suffering family and people.
Character List (Major): Prince Temiya (male soprano)
Shakro Devanam Indra (bass)
Suja, Queen of Heaven (coloratura soprano)
King of Kashi (baritone)
Sunanda (tenor)
Amba (soprano)
Queen Chadra Devi (mezzo-soprano)
Length: 01:35
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Chorus
Orchestration: Chamber orchestra of 26 musicians
Musical Style: Post-romantic/Asian
Contact: Somtow Sucharitkul
E-mail Address: somtow@mindspring.com
Phone: +6681 566 7801
Composer Web Site: http://www.somtow.com/home.html
Publisher Web Site: http://somtowmusic.com
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