Washington Square
Composer: Thomas Pasatieri
Librettist: Kenwood Elmslie
Other Artistic Personnel: Santo Loquasto (Set Designer)
Nikos Psacharopoulos (Director)
Henry Holt (Conductor)
Original Cast: Catherine Malfitano (Catherine Sloper)
Richard Cross (Dr. Austin Sloper)
Brent Ellis (Morris Townsend)
Elaine Bonazzi (Lavinia Davenport)
Sheri Greenawald (Marian Harrington)
Elsie Inselman (Elizabeth Harrington)
Ronald Raines (Arthur Townsend)
Dolores Strazicich (Mrs. Montgomery)
Work Web Site: http://www.presser.com/Composers/info.cfm?Name=THOMASPASATIERI#CatOperas - Full Length
Premiere Date: January 10, 1976
Producing Company: Michigan Opera Theatre
Description: The trysts and tribulations of first love take unexpected turns in this adaptation of the classic Henry James story.
Character List (Major): Catherine Sloper (s)
Dr. Sloper (b-bar)
Lavinia Davenport (mz)
Elizabeth Harrington (mz)
Marian Harrington (s)
Morris Townsend (bar)
Arthur Townsend (t, or bar)
Mrs. Montgomery (s)
Reviews: Variety, Robert Jacobson, 10-27-1976; The Detroit Sun, Robert Yanal10-8-1976; Berkshire Eagle, Irwin Shainman; Detroit Free Press, John Guinn, 10-3-1976; The Detroit Monitor, Robert Delaney, 10-6-1976; ObserverEccentric, Patricia Beach Smith, 10-7-1976; Medical Center News, Andrew Mack, 10-6-1976; The South End, Clarence E. Persinger, 10-11-1976; Daily News, Bill Zakariasen, 1-1-1978; Daily News, Bill Zakariasen, 10-15-1977; The Sunday Record, Peter Wynne, 10-16-1977; The New York Times, Allen Hughes, 10-15-1977; Opera News, Robert Jacobson, 1- 7-1978; Newsweek, Hubert Saal, 11-7-1977; Augusta Herald, John G. Schaeffer, 3-3-1979; The Augusta Chronicle, Sharon H. Polansky, 3-3-1979; Opera News, John Scheider, June 1979
Length: 01:50
Total Acts: 3
Orchestration: 1(Picc.) 1(E.H.) 1(B.Cl.) 1(Cbsn.) - 1 1 1 0; Timp. Perc. Pno.(Cel.) Hp. Str.
Musical Style: Lyrical, romantic, tonal
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
Address: 588 North Gulph Road
King of Prussia, PA 19406
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Composer Web Site: http://www.thomaspasatieri.org
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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