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Luyala
William Banfield
He has composed nine symphonies, six symphonic concertos, five operas, music for ballet, musicals, chorus, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, and song cycles for voice and keyboard. An associate professor of music, Banfield holds the Endowed Chair in Humanities and Arts at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Penelope Bridgers
Chuck Davis, Choreographer; Maria Savitsky, Costume Designer; Tazewell Thompson, Director; Scott Tilley, Music Director; Patrick Dougherty, Environmental Sculptor
Dancers: Monique Newton as Luyala, Stafford Berry Jr. as Muoma. Singers: Louise Toppin, William Brown, Nnenna Freelon
March 31, 2000
Triangle Opera
A music drama with co-equal vocal and dance performance, portraying a spiritual journey of personal transformation and reconciliation with the community. Luyala, the proud princess, loses her hair through a curse. Muoma, a lame beggar, undertakes a perilous hunt to restore her glory.
02:30
3
SATB chorus (12-16 members)
Tonal with strong African influence
Triangle Opera
120 Morris Street
Durham, NC 27701
pbridgers@mindspring.com
919-560-2741
http://www.billbanfield.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Luyala (Banfield)
Friday, March 31, 2000 - Triangle Opera

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