Fancy Me Dead : a chamber opera in one act
by Paul Smith (2015)
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Library shelf no. 782.1/SMI 2 [Available for loan]
This one act chamber opera is a dark comedy for soprano and mezzo. The plot follows the lunch meeting of two doyennes of a struggling upholstery business trying to save their company. An unexpected visitor in the form of a dead body sees their relationship unravel as they hurl insults, accusations and sandwiches at oneanother. The score draws on cabaret and musical theatre idioms within a darkly expressive contemporary sound world.
Instrumentation: Soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, bassoon, viola, cello.
Duration: 43 min.
Commission note: Commissioned in part by the New Music Network
First performance: by Blush Opera — Hobart Town Hall, Festival of Voices
The composer notes the following styles, genres, influences, etc associated with this work:
Contemporary Opera. Cabaret. Theatre.
Performances of this work
Unknown date: Hobart Town Hall, Festival of Voices. Featuring Blush Opera.
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