October 15, 1999
The Diamond Child
Composer:Bruce Trinkley
Librettist:Jason Charnesky
Synopsis
The Diamond Child tells the story of the six-billionth child to be born on earth. The central character, Mother Ocean, grants to each of four couples around the world whatever they wish for their child. As these couples compare their wishes, they come to realize that we all share equally in the future of the world. Set in California, Africa, China, and the Caribbean. For further information please see http://d6b.cas.psu/art.htm#diamond_review.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:00

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
Lyrical with African Djembe influences, calypso, Latin American folksong, reggae, and spirituals

Vocal & Musical Forces
Singers: 9 roles; optional children's chorus and piano; also optional flute, clarinet, percussion, and bass

Original Cast
Performers from the School of Music and School of Theatre


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