Autumn Valentine

A Suite of Songs and Duets for Soprano and Baritone

Ricky Ian Gordon (composer), Dorothy Parker (lyricist)


  • Soprano
  • Baritone
  • Piano


Gordon's Autumn Valentine was created in collaboration with the premiering artists: soprano Angelina Réaux, baritone Michael Sokol, and director Keith Warner, all poring over the short stories and poems of Dorothy Parker. In the end, Gordon composed a cycle of eleven songs and duets which tell the tale of a failed marriage. Unlike traditional opera, in Autumn Valentine, no one dies.
SKU: 411-41133
Duration: 40:00
Text Source: Text by Dorothy Parker
Commission Notice: Commissioned by Opera Omaha for the Fall Festival 1992
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Accompanied: Accompanied Solo
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
UPC: 6-80160-60855-3
ISBN: 978-1-59806-432-2
1. Autumn Valentine
2. Opening Montage/Inventory
3. The Red Dress
4. The Thin Edge/Coda
5. Resume/Wail/Frustration
6. Bric-a-Brac
7. Interior
8. The Satin Dress
9. Lullaby
10. But Not Forgotten
11. Finale (A General Review of the Sex Situation)
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