Beast and Superbeast
Composer: Jorge Martín
Librettist: Andrew Joffe
Other Artistic Personnel: Douglas Anderson, Conductor; Andrew Joffe, Director
Original Cast: Lisa Pierce, David Stoneman, Daniel Rawe, Jessica Marsten, Bethany Reeves, Keith Jameson, Lynn Norris, Gustavo Camps, Pamelia Phillips, Thoman L. Honnick, Leslie Churchill Ward
Premiere Date: June 24, 1996
Producing Company: American Chamber Opera Company
Description: Animals become agents intervening in human affairs and thus reveal our darker sides. The tone is satirical, witty, often comic, but with dark endings.
Comments: This is a set of four thematically connected one-act chamber operas including THE INTERLOPERS, SREDNI VASHTAR, THE MAPPINED LIFE, and TOBERMORY. Reviews are available. Productions of "Tobermory":1993 full production by the University of Oregon at Eugene, April; 1993 at Tulane University; 1994 by the American Chamber Opera Co. in NYC February (4 perfs.); 1997 Lake George Opera Festival, Timothy Lindbergh, mus. dir., Jonathon Field, dir. (3 perfs.); 2000 Boston U. Opera Institute, November (4 perfs.); 2008 Boston U. Opera Institute, October - November (4 perfs.)
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 4
Orchestration: Chamber orchestra: 11-13 players
Musical Style: Lyrical, chromatic tonality, through-composed, and in fluid "numbers"
Contact: Jorge Martín or Jay K. Hoffmann & Associates
Address: P.O. Box 1040
Middlebury, VT 05753

136 E. 57th Street, #801
New York, NY 10022
E-mail Address: jorgemar@sover.net
Phone: 802-758-2085
212-371-6690
Composer Web Site: http://www.jorgemartin.com/
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