January 10, 1999
Paris and Oenone (or Did the Trojan War Take Place?)
Composer:Philip Hagemann
Librettist:Sally M. Gall
Synopsis
The Trojan prince, Paris, is living with Oenone, a fountain nymph, when Zeus assigns him the task of deciding which of three goddesses is the most beautiful. Oenone foresees him leaving her for Helen so she enlists Apollo to help her keep Paris. Inspired by the god of music, Paris decides to stay with Oenone. Or does he...? The story is told with a light touch.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
00:50

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
Predominantly tonal; lyrical; set arias and ensembles

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: 2 principal roles (soprano, baritone), 5 secondary roles (2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, tenor, bass-baritone). Chamber orchestra


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