September 28, 2012 | Juilliard School
Heloise and Abelard
Composer:John Austin
Librettist:Christine Froula
Synopsis
Heloise and Abelard is one of the most famous love stories ever told; one of impossible love. This dramatic tale takes place in 12th century France and was discovered by scholars through recovered love letters. It recounts the passionate love between a tutor-philosopher, Abelard, and his brilliant student, Heloise.

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Center for Contemporary OperaHeloise and Abelard11/24/2015 - 11/24/2015


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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:15

Number of Acts
2

Musical Style
Opera

Vocal & Musical Forces
2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 Bb clarinets, 2 bassoons, 2 horns in F, 3 trumpets in C, 2 trombones (2nd-tenor/bass trb), timpani, 2 percussion (plus 2 auxiliary percussion), harp, piano, Mixed Chorus, strings (minimum 8-7-6-4-3)

Original Cast
Lauren Skuce as Heloise, John Hancock as Abelard, Richard Cox as Fulbert, Matt Burns as William of Champeaux


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