June 14, 1962 | Opera Columbus
The Flood
Composer:Igor Stravinsky
Librettist:Robert Craft
Synopsis

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:30

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
The score is part of Stravinsky's advanced serial period; somewhat episodic, using elements of the composer's earlier use of momente form; angular, sparse melodies; inventive orchestration

Vocal & Musical Forces
Three flutes (piccolo), alto flute, 2 English horns, 2 bass clarinets, contrabass clarinet, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, bass trombone, tuba, timpani, percussion (xylorimba, 3 tom toms, cymbals, bass drum), harp, celesta (piano), strings; tenor, 2 basses; 7 speakers; SAT chorus

Original Cast
Laurence Harvey (Narrator)
Sebastian Cabot (Voice of Noah)
Elas Lanchester (Voice of Noah's Wife)
Jacques d'Amboise (Adam/Lucifer/dancer)
Paul Tripp (Animal Caller)
Jillana (Eva)
Edward Villella (Satan)
John Reardon (1st Voice of God)
Robert Oliver (2nd Voice of God)
Richard Robinson (Voice of Satan)
Raman Segarra (Noah/dancer)
Joysanne Sidimus (Noah's wife/dancer)



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