An Opera In Five Acts

Ricky Ian Gordon

Arranged by Ricky Ian Gordon & Bruce Coughlin
Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Piano Reduction/Vocal Score
Performing Ensemble: Opera without Chorus
Instrumentation: Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Bass-Baritone, Piano
Item Number: 411-41142
Number of Pages: 242
Text: Libretto by Royce Vavrek
Duration: 1:30:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: In Print


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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.

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Scores & Parts

27 - Rental
27 - Choral Part(s)

Additional Information

Arranger Gordon, Ricky Ian , Coughlin, Bruce
Commission Commissioned by Opera Theatre of St. Louis
Composition Date 2014
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