The Music Shop
Composer: Richard Wargo
Librettist: Richard Wargo
Premiere Date: December 26, 1984
Producing Company: Minnesota Opera
Description: A mild-mannered man comes to the music shop on an urgent mission – to purchase music for a song that his wife has been requested to sing at the wedding of the prince. Unfortunately, he cannot remember the title or the tune. What ensues are hallucinations of the rage of his Wagnerian soprano wife, his own unhappy fate when he returns empty-handed and a mad scramble through the entire stock of ‘the largest collection of music in all of Russia’ in a desperate attempt to recognise the requested melody in the ill-fated music shop.
Comments: The opera is part of A Chekhov Trilogy which also includes The Seduction of a Lady and A Visit to the Country
Length: 00:43
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: Optional Small Chorus
Orchestration: 1 fl(picc), 1 ob(Eng Hrn), 2 cl(bcl), 2 bsn(cbn) - 2 hrn, 1 tpt, 1 tbn - timp, perc - hp, pf(kbd) - str
Contact: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Music Shop (Wargo)
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 - Juilliard Opera Center
The Music Shop (Wargo)
Friday, July 14, 2000 - Madison Opera
The Music Shop (Wargo)
Thursday, January 22, 1998 - PITTSBURGH OPERA CENTER
The Music Shop (Wargo)
Saturday, August 3, 1996 - Opera Saratoga
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