The Tyrant
Composer: Paul Dresher
Librettist: Jim Lewis
Other Artistic Personnel: Melissa Weaver, Director; Paul Dresher, Music Director
Original Cast: John Duykers
Premiere Date: May 01, 2005
Producing Company: Musical Traditions
Description: 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.
Comments: This work was formerly known as A King Listens.
Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: Not Available
The Opera Fund Awardee Information
Award Category: 2006 Repertoire Development
Project Name: The Tyrant
Awardee: Musical Traditions
Director: Melissa Weaver
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The Tyrant (Dresher)
Tuesday, May 2, 2006 - Opera Cleveland
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