May 1, 2003
Reflections of the Watermoon
Composer:Patricia Burgess
Librettist:Patricia Burgess
Synopsis
Amelia crashes in the Pacific to an unexpected journey. On the wing of her plane magically appears the legendary Tibetan queen Yeshe Tsogyel who leads her beyond the confines of her conventional mind at that fluid point between life and death. Eerie and incandescent, showing the dance of dreams, desires, and preconceptions that ensues when cultures collide; ^Reflections of the Watermoon` in a new opera for the 21st Century.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:30

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Eclectic; classical, jazz, world music

Vocal & Musical Forces
2 principal roles, 6 secondary roles, orchestra

Original Cast
Amelia Earhart: Joan La Barbara, Yeshe Tsogyel (Queen of Tibet, Hider of Treasures): Robin Sneider Skeleton, Tibet's bones: Daniel Neer, Jackie Cochran, a pilot, colleague of Amelia's: Alexandra Sweeton, Mandarava, the cultured scholar: Catherine Gale, Drowa, an old yak herder: Beth Cullinane, Machig, a powerful yogini and magician: Michal Cohen, Obum, a connoisseur of men: Amy Cervini


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