Martin Avdeich: A Christmas Tale
Composer: Robert Downard
Librettist: Robert Downard
Other Artistic Personnel: JoAnn Falletta (Conductor)
Nathanial Merrill (Staging)
Louis Sherman (Musical Preparation)
Premiere Date: December 15, 1985
Producing Company: Opera Colorado
Description: This opera chronicles a special Christmas in the life of an embittered shoemaker who, through a series of seemingly ordinary visitations, learns the true meaning of the holiday and rediscovers his own sense of compassion.
Courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): Martin Avdéich(bar)
Mlle. Olga Alexandrovna Posokov(s)
Fyodor Nikolayevitch(b)
Stepanuich(t)
Larina Serghyeevna(s)
Anfisa(mz)
Kolia(boy alto)
Reviews: Denver Post, Glenn Giffin, 12-16-1985; Rocky Mountain News, Charley Samson, 12-16-1985; Opera Journal, John Harrison, 1986
Video Clip:
Length: 01:00
Total Acts: 1
Chorus: Chorus of Pilgrims (4-part men) and Tavern-Comrades (SATB)
Orchestration: fl, ob(Eng Hrn) – hrn - timp, perc, pf - str
Musical Style: Tonal, but with some dissonance; melodic
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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