The Star Lovers

Cynthia Sternau

About this work:
Long, long ago, the earth was inhabited by primitives. Then, vstors came from the stars and changed the inhabitants for their purposes. This is their story. The Star Lovers takes its frame from the Japanese folk myth of Tanabata, where, once a year, if the sky is clear, two lovers banished to opposite ends of the Milky Way can see one another. This is the third work in a series of three operas about love (The Story of the Bird Feng, The Tale of Cupid & Psyche, The Star Lovers). Dramatis Personae The Narrator--tenor The Daughter of the King of the Sun--soprano Teliu, a scientist--tenor Amanthe, an overseer--bass Leader of the primitives--baritone Chorus of primitives & slaves
Version: 1
Year composed: 2002
Duration: 00:40:00
Ensemble type: Opera/Theater:Chamber Opera, Two or More Singers
Instrumentation: ,1 Soprano soloist(s), ,1 Tenor soloist(s), ,1 Bass-Baritone soloist(s), ,1 Bass 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).

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