Caliban Dreams
Composer: Clark Suprynowicz
Composer Bio: Clark Suprynowicz is a San Francisco Bay Area composer. Following residencies in recent years with the Berkeley Symphony and the Berkeley Opera, Clark has three major works forthcoming: Caliban Dreams (with writer / performer Amanda Moody, featuring tenor John Duykers) in a Berkeley Opera production; Tectonic, a commission from the Mill Valley Philharmonic, featuring readings by poet Jane Hirshfield. Machine, a new opera, with writer / director Mark Streshinsky, will premiere at the Crucible in Oakland in January 2012.
Librettist: Amanda Moody
Other Artistic Personnel: Jonathan Khuner (Conductor)
Melissa Weaver (Director)
Chad Owens (Production Designer)
Original Cast: John Duykers (Caliban)
Laura Bohn (Ariel)
 Aimée Puentes, Alexis Jensen and Scott Graff (The Furies)
Premiere Date: July 30, 2011
Description: In a world of dreams and enchantment, the shape-shifting Ariel toils to thwart Caliban's quest to reclaim his island, his love, and to murder the sorcerer, Prospero. A do-or-die battle of wits, wills and spells, and an inquiry into the mystical power of Grace.
Length: 02:20
Total Acts: 2
Musical Style: Caliban and Ariel live on an island born of Shakespeare's imagination, a magical, equatorial territory. The orchestra for this piece includes percussion instruments from around the world -- Berimbau, Quica, Kalimba, Guiro -- creating trancelike rhythms and a wide, colorful musical pallet. There are also arcs of harmonic movement, counterpoint, episodic structure, theme and development, evoking an innocent
world invaded and pervaded by a European Duke, Prospero.
Contact: Clark Suprynowicz
Address: 729 Arlington Ave.
Berkeley, CA 94707
E-mail Address: clark@famousbrandmusic.com
Phone: 510.473.5299
Composer Web Site: http://www.famousbrandmusic.com/
Librettist Web Site: http://www.amandamoody.com/
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