May 1, 2005 | Musical Traditions, Inc./The Paul Dresher Ensemble
The Tyrant
Composer:Paul Dresher
Librettist:Jim Lewis
Synopsis
The Tyrant is inspired by Italo Calvino’s remarkable short story A King Listens, which was written near the end of his life. However, the collaborators have not recreated the story as a performance piece, nor do they use any of the existing text. Rather, they take one of the key elements of the story - a king, unable to physically leave his throne for fear of overthrow, is forced to experience his kingdom entirely through the medium of sound - and build a new text upon this premise.

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Opera Fund/Canadian Opera Creation Fund2006

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Vocal & Musical Forces
Tenor and Pierrot Ensemble

Original Cast
John Duykers


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