Cries and Whispers

an opera by João MacDowell

inspired by the work of Ingmar Bergman and the myth of Hecate

 

Gritos e Sussurros


Viskningar och rop

music and libretto:
joão macdowell

Chamber Opera for Female Trio.

 

2 Acts: 1h15min
Language: English and Portuguese
Cast (3): coloratura sop, lyric sop, mezzo.
Chamber arrangement: piano, cello and percussion
Orchestral version: strings (vl1, vl2, vla, cel, bass) and percussion
[May be performed with amplified string quintet, amplified voices and percussion]

 

Poster by IF Studio NY. Design by Toshiaki and Hisa Ide. Photography by Athena Azevedo.

Poster by IF Studio NY. Design by Toshiaki and Hisa Ide. Photography by Athena Azevedo.


 

Instrumental arrangement for piano, cello, percussion and live electronics.

Characters:   

Laura –  The Maiden. Coloratura Soprano‚ younger sister, preparing to die.
Dinna – The Mother. Lyrical Soprano‚ middle sister, expansive personality.
Betty – The Crone. Mezzo Soprano, older sister, reclusive personality.

 

More Info:

www.criesandwhisperstheopera.com

Cries and Whispers

 

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