The Glass Harmonica
Composer: Garry Eister
Librettist: Garry Eister
Other Artistic Personnel: Dennis James, Glass Harmonicist; Clifton Swanson, Conductor
Original Cast: Maria Jette (Constanze Mozart); Kathy Barata (Maid); Hector Vásquez (Anton Mesmer); John Duykers (Benjamin Franklin); Robert Moore (The Ghost of Mozart)
Premiere Date: August 01, 1997
Producing Company: San Luis Obispo Mozart Festival
Description: On Mozart's death, Anton Mesmer and Benjamin Franklin come to Constanze Mozart claiming ownership of Mozart's glass harmonica. The resolution of the conflicting claims involves a bitter argument, a duel, and an appearance by the Ghost of Mozart. The opera is preceded by an informational performance by glass harmonicist Dennis James.
Length: 00:40
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: winds in pairs, 2 tpt, 2 tbn, 2 perc, kbd (pf and syn: one player), str (6 vln1, 6 vln2, 4 vla, 3 vc, 2 db). Red. Orch. available
Contact: Garry Eister or Dennis James
Address: 815 Willow Lane
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420

1563 Solano Ave, Suite 281
Berkeley, CA 94707
E-mail Address: geister@fix.net or muscur@aol.com
Phone: 415-773-3928
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