Manifesto on the ledge: an American comic chamber

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Anna L. Meadors (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Mark Engebretson

Abstract: My thesis composition, Manifesto on the Ledge, is a thirty-minute long chamber opera for or soprano, mezzo-soprano and baritone, saxophone, violin, viola, cello, percussion and electric keyboard. It is the result of collaborating with librettist John Paul Carillo as well as with the vocalists of Rhymes With Opera, the company who commissioned the work. Our collaboration led to a novel approach to the creative process: rather than starting with a story and libretto, we began with music, which served as inspiration for the text. Ultimately, this approach resulted in a rich collaborative experience, with a great deal of give and take between composer and librettist. Many other collaborations were vital to the success of the project, including the work with the Rhymes with Opera vocalists, performers and leadership. As a result of this experience, I plan on continuing to work collaboratively in future projects. There will be a full-scale production of Manifesto on the Ledge in May 2015, presented by the commissioning organization.

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Language: English
Date: 2015
Composition, New Music, Opera
Operas $v Scores
Operas $y 21st century

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