March 4, 2000 | OperaDelaware
Louis' Trumpet
Composer:Evelyn Swensson
Librettist:Joseph RobinetteJoseph Robinette and Evelyn Swen
Synopsis
Louis, a trumpeter swan, is born without a voice. His father flies to a music store to steal a trumpet for him, and Louis learns to communicate by playing it. He befriends a young boy, who sends him to Boston to get a job playing for the swan boats in the park. Louis also plays at the Philadelphia Zoo and at a nightclub in New Jersey. He eventually marries a cygnet and returns to his native Montana.

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OperaDelawareLouis' Trumpet3/3/2000 - 3/5/2000


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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:30

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Broadway/Operetta

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: 10 principal and secondary roles; 8 adult chorus; 10 teen dancers; 20 children; small orchestra

Original Cast
Angela Bates (Serena/Curiosity); Cal Brackin (Mr. Brickle); Gordon Braun (Reporter/Grain Man/Sheriff); Heidi Bretz (Mother Swan/Felicity); Bethany Brindley (Baby Swan); Keith Clouser (Sam Beaver); Cathy Coin (Miss Plum/Apathy); Carol Denenberg (Mrs. Hammerbotham); Peter Domingo (Lucky Lucas/Desk Clerk); Rob Hull (Cob); Leland Kimball (Policeman); Kristen La Porte (Baby Swan); Christopher Leck (Baby Swan); Sonny Leo (Louis); Ray Murphy (Mr. Watson/Headman at Zoo); Jason Noll (Telegram Messenger); Jessica Novotny (Leader of Fan Club); John Novotny (Baby Swan); Ross Ramone (Young Sam); C. Lawler Rogers, Sr. (Nightclub Singer); Nathaniel Rosenthalis (Young Louis); Alan Wagner (Boatman); Daniel Webster (Daniel Webster, "Philadelphia Inquirer" Music Critic)


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