August 22, 1969 | Opera Saratoga
Aria da Capo
Composer:Robert Baksa
Librettist:Robert Baksa
Synopsis
Aria Da Capo, Edna St. Vincent Millay, is a play within a play. The outer play is a farce consisting of two characters, Columbine and Pierrot. The inner play is a pastoral tragedy between two shepherds, Thyrsis and Corydon. Connecting both plays is a prompter/stage manager, Cothurnus.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:30

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
Melodic and tonal with some dissonant sections. Through composed with clearly marked arias and ensembles.

Vocal & Musical Forces
Columbine-Coloratura soprano, Pierrot-Lyric Tenor, Corydon-Tenor, Thyrsis-Baritone. Orchestra: String Quartet, Contrabass, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Piano, Percussion (1). Can be performed with 4-4-3-2-1 Strings Cothurnus-Bass or Bass Baritone

Original Cast
Mildred Fling (Soprano),William Brown (Tenor), Mallory Walker (Tenor), Sean Barker (Baritone), Robert Termine (Bass Baritone)


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