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The Kiss
Anne-Marie Fijal
Robert Walser
Philippe Nahon, Music Director; Hans Engel, Stage Sirector; Gavin Semple, Set and Costume Designer; Linda Babins, Lighting Designer
Mel Braun (baritone), Marc Feldman (bassoon), Peter Parthun (cello), Maya Kyoko de Forest, Daryl Strain and Ralitza Tcholakova (violins), Trish Beret, Scott Fethorn, and Peter Pavlovsky (string bass)
August 12, 1998
The Banff Centre for the Arts
The Kissis a song cycle "trio" for three groups of performers by French composer Anne-Marie Fijal. The three groups are made up of: baritone, bassoon, and cello; a trio of string basses; and a trio of violins. Fijal uses the poem ^The Kiss`, by Swiss/German poet Robert Walser (1878-1956), for her libretto. In it the King, a ghostly stroller played by the baritone, haunts and lives in the performance through his singing+--+a symbolic figure not unlike the Commendatore in ^Don Juan`.
bassoon, 3 violins, cello, 3 string basses
Staged song cycle
Theatre Arts, Banff Centre for the Arts
Station 21, Box 1020
Banff, AB T0L 0C0 Canada
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Kiss (Fijal)
Wednesday, August 12, 1998 - Banff Centre

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