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The Salon : comic opera in one act

by Justin McKay (2009)

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Performance by Justin McKay from the CD Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 25.

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Selected works by AMC represented artists, vol. 25.

Library shelf no. CD 2382 [Available for loan]



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The salon : comic opera in one act / Justin McKay.

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Work Overview

The Salon was written in December of 2009, a few months after the premiere of my first opera, Alice in Wonderland. The plot was suggested by Dr Ying Yeh and represents a day in the life of a hair salon, with characters going about their daily business. The Salon is utterly different to Alice in Wonderland. The former is comprised chiefly of ensembles and contains only two arias, the latter contains much solo singing and comparatively few ensembles.

Work Details

Year: 2009

Instrumentation: 7 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 1 tenor, 2 baritones, piano.

Duration: 36 min.

Difficulty: Advanced — Written for University students

Contents note: This piece is written as one continous scene, however it contains several stand-alone pieces: m. 250 Raphael's aria; m. 335 the love duet; m. 382 Sherry and Rhonda's duet; m. 591 quartet; m. 653 bridal scene; m. 680 Elizabeth's waltz; m. 860 the 'coffee fugue' finale. 

Commission note: Commissioned by California State University, Chico

First performance: by Ying Yeh, Justin McKay — 22 Apr 09. Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, CSU, Chico, California, USA

Performances of this work

22 Apr 09: Rowland-Taylor Recital Hall, CSU, Chico, California, USA. Featuring Ying Yeh, Justin McKay.

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