The Rape of the Lock Opera/Oratorio World Premiere
Date: December 8, 2013
Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
We will present the world premiere in NYC next September 27, 2014.
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Based on the poem by Alexander Pope, 1714,
The Rape of the Lock Opera/Oratorio
by Deborah Mason
This Timeless, elegant poem is in sumptuous rhyming iambic pentameter:
Created half to rise, and half to fall;
Great lord of all things, and yet a prey to all;
Sole judge of Truth, in endless Error hurl’d:
The glory, jest, and riddle of the world!
These words set the tone for a poem set to music that is
Purcell with a bit of Andrews Sisters, and a modern romantic edge.
With excerpts from
The New York City Opera
Ransom Wilson will conduct.
We are in fundraising mode now to secure the orchestra
so buy your tickets now!