Gertrude Stein Invents a Jump Early On
Composer: William Banfield
Composer Bio: 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.
Librettist: Karren La Londe Alenier
Librettist Bio: Author of five collections of poetry, including Looking for Divine Transportation, winner of the 2002 Towson University Prize for Literature. Her poetry and fiction have been published in such magazines as: the MISSISSIPPI REVIEW, JEWISH CURRENTS, and POET LORE.
Other Artistic Personnel: Michael Deegan and Sarah G. Conly (Set Designers)
Marija Djordjevic (Costume Designer)
Nancy Rhodes (Collaborating Dramaturg/Director)
Izzy Einsidler (Lighting Designer)
John Yaffe (Conductor)
Original Cast: Eve Gigliotti (Gertrude Stein)
Rosalie Sullivan (Alice B. Toklas)
Justin Vickers (Leo Stein)
Work Web Site: http://www.steinopera.com
Premiere Date: June 15, 2005
Producing Company: Encompass New Opera Theatre
Description: Exploring the question of genius and the artist facing her critics including her art-critic brother Leo, this opera presents three tableaux of Gertrude Stein's life.
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: fl, asax, ssax, pf, perc, 2 vln, vc, db
Musical Style: lyrical classical music with jazz infusion
Contact: Nancy Rhodes, Encompass New Opera Theatre
Address: 138 South Oxford Street, Suite 1A
Brooklyn, NY 11217
E-mail Address: encompassopera@yahoo.com
Phone: 718-398-4675
Composer Web Site: http://www.billbanfield.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Gertrude Stein Invents a Jump Early On (Banfield)
Wednesday, June 15, 2005 - Encompass New Opera Theatre
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