June 25, 1905
Mom Sings an Aria
Composer:Alan Stringer
Librettist:Alan Stringer and James Yaffe
Synopsis
A homocide detective and his wife come for Friday dinner at his Jewish mom's home. Mom had musical ambitions for her son, but these didn't work out. His latest case, about a murder that took place in the standing room section of the MET, is discussed (and acted out in flashbacks) during the meal. Mom's stories and her opera singing, and the standee's fights about opera divas, divert us while she solves the case for her son.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:35

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
eclectic, prominent Jewish folk influence to characterize Mom

Vocal & Musical Forces
1 mezzo-soprano; 2 baritones; 1 soprano; 1 tenor

Original Cast
Jacqueline Shuchat-Marx as Mom (Mrs. Lowenstein), David Milford as Lennie (her son), Jan Lee as Shirley (his wife), Paul Barrientos as Cohen, a standee at the MET, Karl Kloosterman as D'Angelo, a standee at the MET


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