(choral score)

Ricky Ian Gordon

Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Choral Part(s)
Performing Ensemble: Opera without Chorus
Instrumentation: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass-Baritone, Piano
Item Number: 411-41155
Number of Pages: 300
Text: Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Duration: 1:30:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

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.

Scores & Parts

27 - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
27 - Rental

Additional Information

Librettist Vavrek, Royce


Prologue: Alice Knits the World
Act One
Scene 1: 27 rue de Fleurus
Scene 2: Gertrude Sits for Pablo
Scene 3: Back at the Salon
Act Two: Zeppelins
Scene 1: Chatter
Scene 2: Doughboy
Act Three: G??n??ration Perdue
Act Four: Gertrude Stein Is Safe, Safe
Act Fi