an opera by João MacDowell
inspired by the work of Ingmar Bergman and the myth of Hecate
WORKSHOPED, EDITED AND ORCHESTRATED. NOT YET PREMIERED.
VERSIONS IN ENGLISH AND PORTUGUES AVAILABLE FOR STAGING.
Gritos e Sussurros
Viskningar och rop
music and libretto:
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]
Laura – The Maiden. Coloratura Soprano‚ younger sister, preparing to die.
Dinna – The Mother. Lyrical Soprano‚ middle sister, an expansive personality.
Betty – The Crone. Mezzo Soprano, older sister, reclusive personality.
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