The Insect Comedy
Composer: Martin Kalmanoff
Librettist: Lewis Allan
Other Artistic Personnel: Richard Marshall (Conductor)
Premiere Date: May 22, 1993
Producing Company: Center for Contemporary Opera
Description: A three-act work with Prologue and Epilogue about the human condition.
Character List (Major): Professor, Felix, Mr. Cricket and Scientist(t)
Iris and Chrytalis(lyr s)
Clythia and Mrs. Beetle(cont)
Victor and Ichneumon Fly(bar)
Otakar and Mr. Beetle(t)
Mr. Cricket(t)
Mrs. Cricket(s)
Character List (Minor): Parasite(t)
First Technician(t)
Second Technician(t)
First Snail(t)
Second Snail(t)
Telegraphist(t)
Bit Parts: Bartender(bar)
New Butterfly(s)
Strange Beetle(t)
Larva(lyr s)
Commander in Chief of Yellow Ants(t)
Length: 02:30
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: Female and Male Butterflies in Act I, movement, no singing. Same performers double as Red Ants and Yellow Ants in Act III, movement, a little singing
Orchestration: 2 fl(picc), 2 ob(Eng Hrn), 2 cl(bcl), 2 bsn(cbsn) - 4 hrn, 2 tpt, 3 tbn, tba - timp, perc, hp - str
Contact: Center for Contemporary Opera
Address: 338 W 23rd St New York, NY 10011
Phone: (347) 265-8943
Publisher Web Site: http://www.centerforcontemporaryopera.org
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