Paris and Oenone (or Did the Trojan War Take Place?)
Composer: Philip Hagemann
Librettist: Sally M. Gall
Premiere Date: January 10, 1999
Producing Company: Manhattan School of Music
Description: The Trojan prince, Paris, is living with Oenone, a fountain nymph, when Zeus assigns him the task of deciding which of three goddesses is the most beautiful. Oenone foresees him leaving her for Helen so she enlists Apollo to help her keep Paris. Inspired by the god of music, Paris decides to stay with Oenone. Or does he...? The story is told with a light touch.
Comments: Won competition of the National Opera Association
Length: 00:50
Total Acts: 1
Musical Style: Predominantly tonal; lyrical; set arias and ensembles
Contact: Philip Hagemann
Address: 35 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10023
E-mail Address: hagemannphilip@aol.com
Phone: 212-724-0066
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