Francis: a one-act opera (1 act opera) : for juvenile performer(s)
by Betty Beath and David Cox (1973)
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Francis : a one-act opera for children / music by Betty Beath; words and illustrations by David Cox.
Library shelf no. 782.1088054/BEA 11 [Available for loan]
Instrumentation: Voices, piano, percussion.
Duration: 45 min.
Contents note: Briefly, the scenes represent: Francis embracing the life of poverty; Francis, the builder of churches; Sister Clare; Francis and Masseo at the crossroads; The Wolf of Gubbio; Pope Innocent; the Stigmata; the death of Francis.
Dedication note: To the girls of St Margaret's School, Brisbane, who first performed Francis.
First performance: 17 Oct 74. St Margaret's School, Brisbane
The cast of the opera: Minstrel, Fillipo, Francis, Old Man, Gossipy Woman, Clare, Clare's sister, Seraph. Also groups of: Young Men (friends of Francis); Beggars; Ballet group of four angels and four demons; Several old men and women of the town.
Performances of this work
17 Oct 74: St Margaret's School, Brisbane
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