Desire Under the Elms
Composer: Edward Thomas
Librettist: Joseph Masteroff
Premiere Date: Not available.
Description: The arrival of patriarch Ephraim Cabot with a new young wife disrupts life on his New England farm. Son Eben and his half brothers Simeon and Peter fear they no longer have a chance of inheriting the family property. Abbie, the new Mrs. Cabot has her eye on Eben and soon sparks begin to fly. When she becomes pregnant, gossip about who the father really is becomes rampant, with tragic results.courtesy of Carl Fischer, Inc.
Character List (Major): Eben(t); Cabot(b-bar); Abbie(s or mz); Peter(t); Simeon(t)
Character List (Minor): Sheriff and Deputy(non-singing)
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: SATB(min 24 voices)
Orchestration: fl(picc), ob(Eng Hrn), cl(bcl), bsn - 2 hrn, tpt, tbn - timp, perc, pf(cel), gtr, hp, harmonica - str(6 vln1, 5 vln2, 4 vla, 3 vc, 2 db)
Ballet/Dance: some square dancing
Contact: Carl Fischer, Inc.
E-mail Address: promotion@carlfischer.com
Phone: 212-777-0900
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