Queen of the Night
Composer: Ronald Strauss
Librettist: Ronald Strauss
Premiere Date: May 15, 2001
Producing Company: Atelier de la Main d'Or
Description: Vienna, 1900: The amours of a soprano at the Vienna Opera. Since the sudden, tragic death of her last lover, Klare has unaccountably "withdrawn from the fields of love." The Baron, Klare's patron and admirer, has long hoped to become her lover, indeed, her lifetime companion. Now, he bitterly watches her overtures to a Norwegian tenor. But it is the Baron that she asks to spend the night with her. What mystery underlies her behavior?
Length: 01:45
Total Acts: 2
Orchestration: clarinet, violin, cello, piano
Musical Style: Viennese musical idiom from Mozart to Mahler, infused with a contemporary harmonic sensibility. Tonal, melodic, lyrical.
Contact: Ronald Strauss
Address: Old Arroyo Chamiso 30-C
Santa Fe, NM 87505-6902
E-mail Address: ronald.strauss@juno.com
Phone: 505-988-5895
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