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Ausrine Stundyte as Cio-Cio-San, Elizabeth Janes as Butterfly’s child and Sarah Larsen as Suzuki in Seattle Opera's production of Puccini's Madama Butterfly. Photo by Elise Bakketun.
North American Works Directory Listing
The Sound of a Voice
Philip Glass
David Henry Hwang
Robert Woodruff, Stage Director; Robert Israel, Set Designer; Alan Johnson, Conductor; Kasia Walicka Maimone, Costume Designer; Burt Sun and Shalom Buberman, Film/Projection Designers; Beverly Emmons, Lighting Designer; Doug Elkins, Flight Director; David Remedios, Sound Designer; Thomas S. Kauffman, Stage Manager
Suzan Hanson: Part 1 Woman, Herbert Perry: Part 1 Man, Janice Felty: Part 2 Woman, Eugene Perry: Part 2 Man
May 24, 2003
American Repertory Theater
The Sound of a Voice explores how intimacy is achieved between people who have lived in seclusion. In the first part, an aging Japanese warrior arrives at the home of a mysterious woman who lives like a hermit deep in the woods. Has he come as her suitor, or her assassin? Does she intend to love him, or to imprison him forever, like the flowers she cultivates so assiduously? The battles of love become a deadly contest in this tale, blurring the distinctions between hero and coward, between victor and vanquished.

In the second part, an elderly Japanese writer visits a mysterious brothel, which caters to men near the end of their lives by providing them with a means to relive their youth. The writer's initial contempt for the house gives way first to acceptance, then to regular visits. Ultimately, he finds his dreams and fantasies exposed before the brothel's elderly Madame, and embarks with her on an ethereal journey beyond sex and love.
Part 1 Woman, Part 1 Man, Part 2 Woman, Part 2 Man
Philip Glass applies Asian and western instrumentation to stories by David Henry Hwang, in which the dreams and fantasies of a Japanese writer and an aging warrior are laid bare.
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Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Flute, Pipa, Cello, Percussion/Sound of a Voice: (1 player) Triangle, Castanets, 2, Tom-toms, Tambourine, Small and Medium Tamtam, Maracas, Bell Clusters, Wood Block, Finger Cymbals, Wind Chimes, Dumbeck, Anvil, Tar, Suspended Cymbal, Metal Scraper; Percussion/Hotel of Dreams: (1 player) Wood Block, Suspended Cymbal, Tar, Triangle Castanets, Tambourine, Tamtam (small), Wind Chimes, Maracas, Shaker, Metal Scraper, Finger Cymbals, Dumbeck, Glockenspiel
Dunvagen Music Publishers, Inc. or G. Schirmer, Inc.(agent)
info@dunvagen.com
(212) 979-2080
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
2007 Audience Development Project
THE SOUND OF A VOICE
Opera Theater of Pittsburgh
Schedule of Performances Listings
The Sound of A Voice (Glass)
Thursday, April 26, 2007 - Opera Theater of Pittsburgh
The Sound of A Voice (Glass)
Saturday, November 18, 2006 - Long Beach Opera

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