Memoirs of Uliana Rooney
Composer: Vivian Fine
Librettist: Sonya Friedman
Other Artistic Personnel: Grethe Barrett Holby, Director/Choreographer
Original Cast: Melanie Helton (Uliana Rooney); James Busterud (Uliana's husbands); David Stoneman (several characters); Alison Colins (Alma Mahlers); Megan Friar; chorus
Premiere Date: February 28, 1997
Producing Company: University of Richmond and American Opera Projects, Inc.
Description: This contemporary opera buffa bollows fictional American composer Uliana Rooney through the 20th century, with all its mind-boggling changes in society, politics, and the role of women. Ever resourceful, Uliana survives all challenges--and several husbands--to ultimately triumph. Videoprojections bring to life the volatile times through which Uliana lives and serve as the main stage-set for the opera.
Length: 01:05
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: vln/vla, vc, db and elec bass, fl, cl/sax, kbd, pf
Musical Style: Contemporary; accessible; serio-comic; modern opera buffa
Contact: Sonya Friedman, Four Corners Productions Peggy Karp, 6119 Acacia Avenue, Oakland, CA 94618; 510-594-1170; peggykarp@earthlink.net
Address: Suite 906
580 Broadway, New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212-941-6311
Schedule of Performances Listings
Memoirs of Uliana Rooney (Fine)
Thursday, August 1, 1996 - American Opera Projects
Memoirs of Uliana Rooney (Fine)
Thursday, May 9, 1996 - American Opera Projects
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