Solon the Dreamer
About this work:
Solon, a shepherd in the ancient world, takes shelter from a storm in a cave high in the mountains. He falls asleep and wakes up on the dream plain, where a spirit guide takes him through a gate to witness the heart of the universe and councils him on his destiny. Solon the Dreamer finds a “frame” in the story of Epimenides, one of the mysterious seven sages of ancient Greece, a shepherd and lyric poet who fell asleep in a cave and awoke forty-seven (or, perhaps, fifty-eight) years later, to an almost unrecognizable world. Solon the Dreamer is the third opera in the trilogy A World Out of Time (Council of the Dead, The Challenge, Solon the Dreamer).
Solon, a Shepherd--Tenor
Astroth, a Spirit Guide-- Soprano
Chorus of Villagers-- Mixed Voices
Year composed: 1996
Ensemble type: Opera/Theater:Chamber Opera, Two or More Singers
Instrumentation: ,1 Soprano soloist(s), ,1 Tenor soloist(s), ,3 S soloist(s), ,3 SS soloist(s), ,3 A soloist(s), ,3 AA soloist(s), ,3 T soloist(s), ,3 TT soloist(s), ,3 B soloist(s), ,3 BB soloist(s), ,1 Prerecorded Sound (Tape/CD/Other) soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: Work is for soloists, chorus, and pre-recorded electronics (from CD or DAT).