Sheet Music: Score
Rembrandt's Wife : an opera / music by Andrew Ford ; words by Sue Smith.
Libretto by Sue Smith.
Rembrandt's Wife tells the story of one of the world's great painters. At the startt of the opera, Rembrandt's wife, Saskia, is dead, and he looks to his son's nurse, Geertje for comfort. But, soon enough, he betrays her for a new muse. Geertje is condemned to an asylum as Rembrandt takes to his bed the young housemaid, Hendrickje - his Bathsheba. As his genius is eclipsed by fashions for new, younger painters, Rembrandt is bankrupted. Finally he must sell the only thing of value remaining to him: Saskia's grave.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (174p. -- A3 (portrait))
Duration: 75 min.
Dedicated to Barbara Blackman
Commissioned by Victorian Opera.
Winner of Victorian Green Room Award 2010
This edition produced 14 Feb 19.
This work is also available in the following products:
- Browse other works for Chamber Opera
- Browse other works by Andrew Ford
Analysis & Media
- Resonate Article: Never confuse a genius with a saint
- Resonate Article: Rembrandt's Wife
- Program note: Andrew Ford's "Rembrandt's wife"
program note by the composer
Be the first to share your thoughts, opinions and insights about this item.
To post a comment please login