The Secret Agent

Michael Dellaira

About this work:

London, 1900: A bomb has exploded at the Greenwich Observatory, an attack “having all the shocking senselessness of gratuitous blasphemy.” The unknown bomber is blown to bits. Chief Inspector Heat’s investigation leads to Adolf Verloc, a foreign provocoteur and his cell of terrorists. But the bomber turns out to be a mere boy: Verloc’s wife’s beloved brother, out on a mission he could not have possibly understood. A story of political intrigue among anarchists and government officials, murder and suicide, The Secret Agent, Joseph Conrad’s masterpiece and the only novel he set in England, is a story of social tragedy and intimate human drama, a story, sadly, for our times.

Version: Opera in 2 Acts, on a libretto by J. D. McClatchy
Year composed: 2010
Duration: 01:54:40
Ensemble type: Opera/Theater:Opera, More than One Act, without Chorus
Instrumentation: ,1 Flute soloist(s), ,1 Oboe soloist(s), ,1 Clarinet soloist(s), ,1 Bassoon soloist(s), ,1 Horn in F soloist(s), ,1 Trumpet soloist(s), ,1 Percussion (General) soloist(s), ,1 Electric/Electronic Keyboard soloist(s), ,2 Violin soloist(s), ,1 Viola soloist(s), ,1 Cello soloist(s), ,1 Double bass soloist(s), ,2 Soprano soloist(s), ,1 Mezzo-Soprano soloist(s), ,2 Tenor soloist(s), ,1 Baritone soloist(s), ,1 Bass-Baritone soloist(s), ,2 Bass soloist(s)

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