A Question of Taste

Opera in One Act, after a story by Roald Dahl

William Schuman

Performing Ensemble: Opera without Chorus
Text: Libretto by J.D. McClatchy, after a story by Roald Dahl.
Publisher: Merion Music, Inc.
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

Written as a companion for Mr. Schuman?s opera ?The Mighty Casey,? A QUESTION OF TASTE was successfully paired with the former in its world premiere by the Glimmerglass Opera in June, 1989, in Cooperstown, NY.

The story of two young lovers whose future is almost thwarted by a wager, between the young lady?s ambitious father and a dinner guest who is a wine expert, over the identity of a wine, in which the girl is to be the prize if the guest wins. The guest is defeated, however, and the story ends happily, with the young couple reunited.

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Scores & Parts

A Question Of Taste - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score

Additional Information

Cast Voices Soprano, 2 Mezzo-Soprano, 1 Female (unsung), Tenor, 2 Baritone
Composition Date 1988
Duration 00:50:00
Orchestration 2(Picc.) 2 2 2 - 2 2 2 0; 2Perc. Cel. Str.
Premiere June 24, 26, 28, 30, July 2, 1989. Glimmerglass Opera, Cooperstown, NY; Stewart Robertson, conductor, B. Rodney Marriott, stage director.