February 25, 2003 | New England Conservatory
Seijo
Composer:Stanley M. Hoffman
Librettist:Melanie Grimes
Synopsis
Seijo is based on an ancient Chinese story that became the basis for a Zen koan or "teaching riddle." A young girl and her cousin believe her father has promised they will be married when they come of age. But father has other plans, leading to complications and an unexpected resolution.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:00

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Lyrical, melodic, nontraditional and traditional harmonies

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: 3 principal roles (soprano, tenor, bass); dancer; flute, clarinet; violin, viola, cello; 2 percussion

Original Cast
Seijo (soprano): Laura Choi Stuart, Ochu (tenor): Jason McAdams, Chokan (bass baritone): Jamie Kotmair, Seijo's other self (dancer): Melissa Ferlaak


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