Opera

stories told through music

The following operas and oratorios are available through our US partner Firehead Opera:

Chamber Opera

Expressive and compelling works for three to five characters originally scored for voice and piano. Libretti are by living or historic poets and are primarily in the English language. Durations are typically between 10 and 30 minutes. Click on a title for in depth information.

Fernando (3 rôles), libretto by Stephen Phillips (1913)
Interior (3 rôles),  libretto by Maurice Maeterlinck (1908)
Watching (2 rôles), libretto by Lucy Thurber (2013)

Music for Young Voices

Charming works contemplating the nature of relationship. Intended for young singers and audiences, though adults will enjoy these works as well. All were originally scored for piano and voices and the rôles can be considered gender neutral (boys or girls may sing either). Chorus parts are scored for unison voices with occasional divisi. Click on a title for in depth information.

Fettle-Bottom Whiskers
Sarah and the Dragon
Savannah in the City
Tomato & Potato

Oratorio

Large works for chorus, soli, and organ based on biblical or spiritual themes. Rôles are intended for professional vocal artists however the choral parts can be sung by parish choirs. The organ plays a substantial and distinctive part in these works. Click on a title for in depth information.

John the Baptist (4 soli & chorus), libretto from the gospels of Luke and John