Doctor Faustus Lights the Lights
Composer: Stanley Walden
Librettist: Gertrude Stein
Work Web Site: http://stanleywalden.com/Operas.html
Premiere Date: Not available.
Producing Company: Center for Contemporary Opera
Description: The Faust story weaves in and out of an absurdist plot which quite deliberately does not always make sense (the text is by Gertrude Stein, after all). A piece of musical theatre to be enjoyed “in the moment.”
courtesy of Theodore Presser Company
Character List (Major): Doctor Faustus(bar)
Mephisto(t/rapper)
Boy(female s)
Dog(b)
Marguerita Ida and Helena Annabel (MIHA)(pop mzo)
Youth(pop bar)
Girl(pop mzo)
The Country Woman[sung by Mephisto in disguise]
The Man From Oversea(bar)
Viper(s/dancer)
Length: 01:35
Total Acts: Not Available
Chorus: The Chorus: made up of anyone not featured at the moment
Orchestration: Reeds (1 or more players): ssax, asax, tsax, fl, afl, Bbcl, bcl, pf, cbs, perc
Ballet/Dance: (see Viper)
Musical Style: Jazz opera
Contact: Theodore Presser Company
E-mail Address: promotion@presser.com
Phone: 610-592-1222
Composer Web Site: http://stanleywalden.com
Publisher Web Site: http://www.presser.com
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