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The Tyrant
Paul Dresher
Jim Lewis
Melissa Weaver, Director; Paul Dresher, Music Director
John Duykers
May 01, 2005
Musical Traditions
The Tyrant is inspired by Italo Calvino’s remarkable short story A King Listens, which was written near the end of his life. However, the collaborators have not recreated the story as a performance piece, nor do they use any of the existing text. Rather, they take one of the key elements of the story - a king, unable to physically leave his throne for fear of overthrow, is forced to experience his kingdom entirely through the medium of sound - and build a new text upon this premise.
This work was formerly known as A King Listens.
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The Opera Fund Awardee Information
2006 Repertoire Development
The Tyrant
Musical Traditions
Melissa Weaver
Audio Visual Materials
Musical Traditions

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Schedule of Performances Listings
The Tyrant (Dresher)
Tuesday, May 02, 2006 - Opera Cleveland

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