Menkaure
Composer: James Nathaniel Holland
Librettist: James Nathaniel Holland
Premiere Date: Not available.
Description: 6,000 years ago an almighty ruler died in Aksum. But today he lives for one woman, Trista, who falls in love with his statue at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She is pulled deep into obsession, and her family is unable to rescue her; she tries to kiss the statue's face, and is arrested. With a quest to find the statue's twin, she flees to the country Joondor, site of the ancient city of Aksum where she is ultimately consumed by her love for Menkaure.
Length: 02:00
Total Acts: 3
Chorus: SATB Chorus
Orchestration: picc, 2 fl, bfl, ob, Eng Hrn, 2 cl, bcl - tpt, tbn, 2 hn - 4 perc, hp - str
Musical Style: Tonal, Jazz, classical, and world music.
Contact: James Nathaniel Holland
E-mail Address: james@casaholanda.com
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