The Tibetan Book of the Dead
Composer: Ricky Ian Gordon
Librettist: Jean-Claude van Itallie
Other Artistic Personnel: Charles Prince, Conductor; Marcus Stern, Director
Original Cast: Original Cast: Baritone/Reader, Frank Hernandez; Bass, Eric Owens; Soprano I, Nicole Heaston; Tenor I, John McVeigh; Mezzo II, Jill Grove; Tenor II, Gabriel Gonzalez; Mezzo I, Beth Clayton; The Dying/The Dead, Jonita Lattimore
Premiere Date: May 31, 1996
Producing Company: Houston Opera Studio
Description: Based on some of the most sacred and revered texts ever written, the opera depicts the epic journey of a dying soul through a series of spiritual and emotional planes along the road to rebirth.
Reviews: New York Native, Bruce-Michael Gelbert, 7-15-96; The Village Voice, Leighton Kerner, 7-9-96; San Antonio Express-News, Mike Greenberg, 6-6-96; Houston Chronicle, Charles Ward, 6-3-96
Length: 01:30
Total Acts: Not Available
Musical Style: Eclectic; colorful; elements of American popular music and post-Puccini lyricism
Contact: Stephanie Helms, Liason to the General Director and Music Director, Houston Grand Opera
Address: 510 Preston, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77002-1594
Phone: 713-546-0249
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Tibetan Book of the Dead (Gordon)
Friday, May 31, 1996 - Houston Grand Opera
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