Miss Lonelyhearts
Composer: Lowell Liebermann
Librettist: J.D. McClatchy
Other Artistic Personnel: Andreas Delfs (Conductor)
Ken Cazan (Director)
Peter Harrison (Set Designer)
Martin Pakledinaz (Costume Designer)
Allen Hahn (Lighting Designer)
Original Cast: Matthew Worth (Shrike)
Brenda Rae (Mary Shrike)
Jeremy Little (Miss Lonelyhearts)
Katherine Whyte (Betty)
Faith Sherman (Fay Doyle)
Jeffrey Behrens (Fay Doyle's husband)
Work Web Site: http://www.presser.com/Composers/info.cfm?Name=LOW
Premiere Date: April 26, 2006
Producing Company: The Juilliard School
Description: This two-act opera follows the title character, a male newspaper advice columnist, through his downward spiral of cynicism, depression and violence.
Character List (Major): Miss Lonelyhearts(t)
Shrike(bar)
Betty(s)
Old man(t)
Mary Shrike(s)
Fay Doyle(mz)
Peter Doyle(t)
Character List (Minor): Miss Farkis(mz)
Goldsmith(b)
Bartender(t)
Reporter 1(b)
Reporter 2(bar)
Reporter 3(t)
Office Voice 1(t)
Office Voice 2(bar)
Office Voice 3(b)
Office Voice 4(t)
Office Voice 5(b)
Office Voice 6(bar)
Office Voice 7(bar)
Office Voice 8(t)
Office Voice 9(bar)
Office Voice 10(t)
Copy boy(Treble)
Bit Parts: Pre-recorded role: Radio Voice(t: 30’s dance band “crooner” style)
Spoken roles: Desperate(female); Harold S.(male); Sick-of-it-All(female); Friend 1(male); Friend 2(male); Friend 3(male); Aching Left(female); Aching Right(female); Aching Center(female)
Reviews: Opera, David Shengold, August 2006; Wall Street Journal, Heidi Waleson, 6-3-2006; TheaterScene.net, Bruce-Michael Gelbert, 4-18-2006; New York Sun, Jay Nordlinger, 4-28-2006; Musical America, Peter G. Davis, 5-1-2006; Philadelphia Inquirer, David Patrick Stearns; The New Criterion, Jay Nordlinger, June 2006; Los Angeles Times, Chris Pasles, 4-23-3007; Cincinnati Enquirer, Janelle Gelfand, 2-7-2008
Comments: Commissioned by the Juilliard School in celebration of its centennial.
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 2
Orchestration: 2 fl(picc), 2 ob(Eng Hrn), 2 cl(bcl), 2 bsn(cbsn.) – 2 hrn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn - timp, 5 perc, hp, kbd - str
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Composer Web Site: http://www.lowellliebermann.com
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
Miss Lonelyhearts (Liebermann)
Friday, February 8, 2008 - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music
Miss Lonelyhearts (Liebermann)
Wednesday, April 26, 2006 - Juilliard Opera Center
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