27

An Opera In Five Acts

Ricky Ian Gordon (composer), Royce Vavrek (librettist)

Instrumentation

  • Soprano
  • Soprano
  • Tenor
  • Baritone
  • Baritone
  • Piano
$75.00
SKU
411-41142

Format:

The "clever, witty libretto" [Saint Louis Post-Dispatch] by Royce Vavrek celebrates the life of Gertrude Stein and the legendary salons she hosted at 27 rue de Fleurus in Paris. The opera draws the audience into the artistic environment that Stein created and shared with many important artists of the twentieth century including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Man Ray, Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald. At its core, 27 is a portrait of a genius and her legacy as knitted to life by Alice B. Toklas, her wife.
SKU: 411-41142
Ensemble: Opera with Full Orchestra
Duration: 1:30:00
Text Source: Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Commission Notice: The commissioning of 27 was made possible with a leadership gift from Alison and John Ferring, and with generous support from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Fred M. Saigh Endowment at Opera Theatre, the National Endowment for the Arts, and OPERA America's Opera Fund.
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Score Type: Piano Reduction
Product Type: Score
Page count: 298
Weight: 1.85 lbs.
Prologue: Alice Knits the World
3
Act One, Scene 1: 27 rue de Fleurus
23
Act One, Scene 2: Gertrude Sits for Pablo
49
Act One, Scene 3: Back at the Salon
60
Act Two, Scene 1: Chatter
94
Act Two, Scene 2: Doughboy
111
Act Three: Génération Perdue
122
Act Four: Gertrude Stein Is Safe, Safe
173
Act Five: Alice Alone
209
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