Judgement of Midas
Composer: Kamran Ince
Librettist: Miriam Seidel
Work Web Site: http://operaprojects2.wordpress.com/comment-on-our
Premiere Date: Not available.
Producing Company: American Opera Projects, Inc.
Description: Judgment of Midas takes as its starting point a series of mythical musical contests said to have taken place on Mount Tmolus, near Sardis, Turkey, between the two gods Pan and Apollo and witnessed by King Midas. According to Ovid's Metamorphoses, the singing contest is between Pan, maker of "street" music—music of the people—and Apollo, maker of the Gods' music—the spiritual or "high" music. The opera's musical language will exploit popular, ethnic, and folk musical styles side by side with serious music of epic proportions, effecting a vivid blaze of musical contrast.

Kamran Ince's compositional style naturally synthesizes folk instruments into the traditional Western orchestra and is well suited to portraying the pleasures of the musical contest at hand. The drama unfolds amid a wonderland of sound made even more magical by the brilliant interplay of vivid musical color and contrast. (courtesy of American Opera Projects)
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Length: Length is not available.
Total Acts: Not Available
Contact: American Opera Projects, Inc.
E-mail Address: info@operaprojects.org
Phone: 718.398.4024
Composer Web Site: http://www.kamranince.com
Librettist Web Site: http://www.miriamseidel.com
Publisher Web Site: http://www.operaprojects.org
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