An Opera in Five Acts

Ricky Ian Gordon

Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Performing Ensemble: Opera without Chorus
Duration: 01:35:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

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27 - Ricky Ian Gordon · St. Louis Symphony
Michael Christie · Elizabeth Futral · Stephanie Blythe · Theo Lebow · Tobias Greenhalgh · Daniel Brevik. ℗ 2015 Albany Records. Released on: 2015-02-01.

Quick Overview

27 is based on 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 Gertrude’s wife, Alice B. Toklas.

Scores & Parts

27 - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
27 - Choral Part(s)

Additional Information

Cast Voices Mezzo-soprano, 4 supporting singers (Soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass-Baritone, singing a variety of roles)
Commission Commissioned by Opera Theatre of Saint Louis
Composition Date 2014
Librettist Vavrek, Royce
Orchestration 2(2nd dbl. Picc.) 2(2nd dbl. E.H.) 2 2(2nd dbl. Cbsn.) AltoSax.; 2 2 2(2nd = B.Tbn.) 0; Timp. 2Perc. Hp. Pno. Str. (
Premiere June 14, 17, 19, 25, 27 and 29, 2014. St. Louis, Missouri. Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano.

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