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Aria for Draupadi, from Mahabharata : soprano with ensemble

by Nicholas Routley (2009)

Also known as: Draupadi's Aria

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Performance by Belinda Montgomery, Nicholas Routley, Darwin Symphony Orchestra from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists

This sample is of the Soprano with full orchestra version of this work

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Selected works by AMC represented artists : vol. 20

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Aria for Draupadi, from Mahabharata : for soprano, piano and percussion / Nicholas Routley.

Library shelf no. 783.66542/ROU 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

This aria comes from my opera "Draupadi", the first in the incomplete cycle of three operas on the Indian epic, "Mahabharata". In the aria Draupadi watches the great warrior Arjuna, who is one of her husbands, confront her enemies the Kauravas. Arjuna's chariot is driven by Krishna. She exults that the revenge she has waited for so long is about to be accomplished. Then she sees Arjuna throw his weapons down and tell Krishna to stop. Krishna gives Arjuna the "Bhagavad Gita" but Draupadi cannot hear it. She despairs.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: Soprano, piano, percussion.

Duration: 8 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

This is part of an opera the composer is composing on the story of Draupadi, from the Indian epic Mahabharata.

Performances of this work

10 Apr 09: Darwin Entertainment Centre. Featuring Belinda Montgomery, Nicholas Routley, Darwin Symphony Orchestra.

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