Paintings and Palaces, or The Lament of the Burger Flipper

Paintings and Palaces, or The Lament of the Burger Flipper

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Date: May 1999
Creator: Salfen, Kevin McGregor
Description: The opera is scored for chamber orchestra consisting of one oboe, two Bb clarinets, two horns in F, one trumpet in C, one tenor trombone, two percussionists (playing snare drum, bass drum, tambourine, wood block, triangle, suspended cymbal, crash cymbal, agogo bells, cow bell, brake drum, metal whistle, whip, large gong, Glockenspiel, chimes, timpani in F (low) and C), eight or more violins in two parts, six or more violas in two parts, and eight or more cellos in two parts. The characters are Alejandro Jiminez, a dramatic tenor; the Manager of Burger Palace, a baritone; the Suits 1/Fast Food Workers, a choir (SATB) and the Suits 2/Customers, a second choir (SATB), each ideally consisting of eight vocalists for a total of sixteen; the Daydream Figures, which are mimed parts; the Man with Gun, which is a spoken part. The opera, in one act consisting of six scenes and an interlude, is based on a libretto by the composer. There is only one scene change: from an essentially empty stage to a fast food restaurant in Scene 4. The length of the work is approximately sixty to sixty-five minutes.
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A Different Drummer: A Chamber Opera

A Different Drummer: A Chamber Opera

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Date: May 1999
Creator: Friedman, Arnold Jacob
Description: A Different Drummer is a chamber opera adaptation of Donald Davis's story "A Different Drummer" from his collection Listening for the Crack of Dawn, published by August House. The opera lasts about seventy minutes, and calls for a cast of three and an orchestra of sixteen players. It contains a prologue, epilogue and four scenes in a single act. The score is prefaced by a paper describing the musical strategies employed in setting the story as an opera. Three chapters describe the adaptation from short story to opera, the essential musical elements, and details of the application of the musical elements in each scene of the opera. The libretto is presented in the fourth chapter.
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Ensemble: 2010-09-18 - UNT Opera

Ensemble: 2010-09-18 - UNT Opera

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Date: September 18, 2010
Creator: UNT Opera
Description: Opera presented at the UNT College of Music Winspear Performance Hall.
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Ensemble: 2011-03-04 - UNT Opera and UNT Concert Orchestra

Ensemble: 2011-03-04 - UNT Opera and UNT Concert Orchestra

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Date: March 4, 2011
Creator: UNT Opera
Description: Opera presented at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Ensemble: 2010-03-05 - UNT Opera and UNT Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble: 2010-03-05 - UNT Opera and UNT Symphony Orchestra

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Date: March 5, 2010
Creator: UNT Opera
Description: Opera presented at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Doctoral Recital: 2010-10-30 - Joseph Rinaldi, baritone

Doctoral Recital: 2010-10-30 - Joseph Rinaldi, baritone

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Date: October 30, 2010
Creator: Rinaldi, Joseph
Description: Recital presented at the UNT College of Music Recital Hall in partial fulfillment of the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree.
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Ensemble: 2010-02-26 - UNT Opera and UNT Symphony Orchestra

Ensemble: 2010-02-26 - UNT Opera and UNT Symphony Orchestra

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Date: February 26, 2010
Creator: UNT Opera
Description: Opera presented at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Guest Artist: 2011-02-18 - Songs & Scenes by Jake Heggie

Guest Artist: 2011-02-18 - Songs & Scenes by Jake Heggie

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Date: February 18, 2011
Creator: Puccinelli, Elvia & Heggie, Jake, 1961-
Description: A guest artist and student recital presented at the UNT College of Music Voertman Hall.
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Ensemble: 2009-08-10 - UNT Opera - Summer Opera Workshop

Ensemble: 2009-08-10 - UNT Opera - Summer Opera Workshop

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Date: August 10, 2009
Creator: UNT Opera - Summer Opera Workshop
Description: Opera presented at the UNT College of Music Lyric Theater.
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Ensemble: 2011-04-05 - UNT A Capella Choir

Ensemble: 2011-04-05 - UNT A Capella Choir

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Date: April 5, 2011
Creator: UNT A Capella Choir
Description: Concert presented at the UNT College of Music Winspear Hall at the Murchison Performing Arts Center.
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