Space Opera - the Musical

Space Opera - the Musical

"We are in an unspecific future, much like our own save that spaceships traverse a universe filled with alien life, much as ships nowadays cross the oceans to exotic foreign destinations. Dame Isabel Grayce, Secretary Treasurer of the Opera League, played by Jill House (mezzo-­soprano), is a wealthy, aristocratic and eccentric grande dame. She is impressed by the exotic music performed by the Ninth Troupe of the Rlaru Ballet, exhibited by Captain Gondar, a Space Captain, haggard, haunted and piratical, played by Tim Baldwin (baritone)."

This is Space Opera - the Musical. It is Joe St. Johanser's adaptation of Jack Vance's 1955 novel as a libretto for his fourth opera, endeavouring to retain Vance's wit, style and imagery and to render in music Vance's unique way of leaving his readers philosophically elevated, calm and filled with well-being. Bit like a fine whisky. The opera buffa is in five acts and lasts two and a half hours, not counting an interval. We suggest consumption in small sips -­ like a serial on the radio.

Content

Space Opera - the Musical is a 2 CD package which can be downloaded from the website immediately after purchase. The package also contains the CD booklet, a libretto for reading along and the full musical score, all in PDF-format.

CD 1 CD 2
1. Act 1, Scene 1 6:31 1. Act 3, Scene 2 9:46
2. Act 1, Scene 2 11:37 2. Act 4, Scene 1 and 2 14:43
3. Act 1, Scene 3 11:27 3. Act 4, Scene 3 7:37
4. Act 1, Scene 4 6:29 4. Act 4, Scene 4 and 5 12:42
5. Act 1, Scene 5 11:01 5. Act 4, Scene 6 6:49
6. Act 2, Scene 1 1:19 6. Act 5, Scene 1 and 2 13:01
7. Act 2, Scene 2 6:01 7. Act 5, Scene 3 6:02
8. Act 2, Scene 3 1:10 8. Act 5, Scene 4 5:20
9. Act 2, Scene 4 and 5 6:24
10. Act 3, Scene 1 17:29

Samples

Act 1, Scene 1
Act 4, Scene 1 and 2.m4a

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Space Opera - the Musical can be purchased from the Music Shop.


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