Wedding, A: Opera in Two Acts (full orchestration)

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EBM EBM0690015/ HL

Duration (minutes): 
120
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Cast of 14: 3(Pi)3(EH)3Eb A Bs)3(Cbsn) 4331 Timp 3Pc Hp(opt) Kbd Str, onstage 5-pc dance band
Based on the motion picture by Robert Altman and John Considine. World Premiere: Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dennis Russell Davies conducting, Dec. 11, 2004 “A Wedding is his best operatic score to date: accessible, singable, eclectic, consistently inventive and great fun.” — Chicago Tribune “…half ironic, half tender, and fully enchanting…” — The New Yorker “Audience laughter sprang not only from the hilarious plot situations but from the witty, perceptive libretto by Arnold Weinstein and [Robert] Altman, as well as from Bolcom’s frothy concoction of musical styles … Bolcom’s music swings and sways. It rocks and rolls. It dances a snappy samba. The wedding ceremony reels to a pompous march. It’s all in good fun — sort of a Bernstein meets Gershwin meets the Beatles.” —Charles H. Parsons, Opera News Online [Indiana University production, February 2008] Reduced Orchestration also available: 2*2*2**2 22**11* 2Perc(Timp) Kybd Str; onstage 5-pc dance band