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Quito : opera

by Martin Wesley-Smith and Peter Wesley-Smith (1994)

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Performance by The Song Company from the CD Quito

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Quito : a music drama / by Martin & Peter Wesley-Smith.

Library shelf no. CD 448 [Available for loan]



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Quito / book & music: Martin Wesley-Smith ; book & lyrics: Peter Wesley-Smith.

Library shelf no. 782.1/WES 1 [Available for loan]

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Work Overview

Quito deals with schizophrenia and the situation in East Timor.

Work Details

Year: 1994

Instrumentation: 2 sopranos, alto, tenor, baritone, bass, computer music, audio visuals, puppets.

Duration: 52 min.

Difficulty: Advanced

Awards & Prizes

Year Award Placing Awarded for/to
1997 Paul Lowin Song Cycle Prize Winner Martin Wesley-Smith


Program note: Songs from Quito
Martin Wesley-Smith — © Martin Wesley-Smith
Source: The Song Company - Modern Art Series No. 2

Review: Taking artistic licence - Song Company Modern Art Series September 18
Gordon Kerry — © Sydney Morning Herald
Source: Sydney Morning Herald, 20/9/1996

Article: Creating 'Quito' / by Martin and Peter Wesley-Smith.

Book: Voiced identity : a study of central characters in seven operas from Australia 1988-1998 / Anne Power.

Kit: Quito / research and questions by Anne Power.

Performances of this work

Nov 94: Rozelle Hospital, Sydney. Featuring The Song Company.

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