Call Me Ishmael
Composer: Gary Goldschneider
Librettist: Gary Goldschneider
Other Artistic Personnel: Nicholas Heath, Director; Conrad Van Alphen, Conductor
Original Cast: Benjamin Bevan as Ahab, Elliot Goldie as first mate Starbuck, Maureen Brathwaite as cabin boy Pip, Sebastian Brouwer as Ishmael (teller of the tale)
Premiere Date: May 30, 2004
Producing Company: Sunshower Productions BV
Description: The opera deals with the maniacal hunt of the sperm whale Moby Dick by the obsessed Captain Ahab, as well as the relationships of the crew, who establish a symbolic brotherhood.
Length: 02:00
Chorus: Chorus
Orchestration: 31 piece orchestra, plus multimedia
Ballet/Dance: Dancers
Musical Style: It covers a wide range of genres and influences, from minimalism to Mozart, Wagner, American opera-musicals (such as Gershwin's "Porgy & Bess" and Benstein's "West Side Story") and the rock-opera "Tommy".
Contact: Gary Goldschneider, Sunshower Productions BV
Address: S. Robertsonlaan 21
1187 PK Amstelveen NL
E-mail Address: gary@goldschneider.com
Phone: 31 20 640 4197
Composer Web Site: http://www.goldschneider.com
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