January 11, 1957
A Game of Chance
Composer:Seymour Barab
Librettist:Evelyn Manacher Draper
Synopsis
Set in a garden with a bench, a Representative, the eternal messenger of fate, brings to each of three young women her dearest wish: One would like to be wealthy; one would like to be famous; and one would like to have a lover in her life. Each discovers she has not asked for enough: the rich woman misses real friends; the famous author yearns for love; and the third young woman finds marriage a tedious chore. Even the Representative is dissatisfied with his life: He needs an assistant to help him with his tough job. The moral of this comic opera: We all want too much or too little.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:35

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
Comic opera, subjects - Ethics, Magic/Mystery


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