The Women

Chamber opera in 1 act.

Thomas Pasatieri

Text: Libretto by the composer.
Duration: 00:13:00
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Print Status: Rental

Quick Overview

The Women is the first of composer?s triptych of operas that also includes La Divina and Padrevia.

A powerful, surrealistic study of the struggle between a man, his wife and his mother. By placing the opera in the ?after life,? the composer-librettist stresses, with utmost simplicity, the eternal nature of the conflict.

The first performance took place on August 20, 1965 at The Aspen Music Festival. Vicky Bond, Pamela Kucenic and James Everett were the singers and Leonard Slatkin conducted. The production was staged by Mme. Milhaud and the composer. At this performance it was awarded The Aspen Festival Prize for 1965.

Scores & Parts

The Women - Piano Reduction/Vocal Score

Additional Information

Cast Voices Soprano, Mezzo-Soprano, Bass
Orchestration 1 1 1 1 - 1 1 0 0; Timp. Perc. Pno. Hp. String Quartet (1 0 1 1 1)
Premiere August 20th, 1965. Aspen Music Festival (Colorado). conducted by Leonard Slatkin, directed by Madeleine Milhaud