WEST EDGE OPERA – 2022 SNAPSHOT Program The Taube Atrium Theater, San Francisco, April 9, 2022
Julia Hathaway, Lilith Julio Ferrari, Vincent Earplay New Music Ensemble Dana Sadava, Conductor
The instrumentation here was chosen specifically to follow the Snapshot requirements: flute, clarinet, piano, violin, viola, cello, bass. Although the specifics of this scene will likely change as the project evolves, it is an opportunity to hear what the music of Lilith might be like.
Excerpt 1 (2’10”)
LILITH, a patient at a small, exclusive mental hospital, has been taken for an excursion by VINCENT, a young attendant who is new to the job. They take a break from a bicycle ride in the country, and her rich fantasy world comes alive.
Excerpt 2 (1’52”)
LILITH has found an animal skull on the ground, and VINCENT is horrified to discover that this is the location of a traumatizing event in his past.
Excerpt 3 (2’57”)
LILITH rhapsodically imagines a future with VINCENT away from the hospital in her colorful fantasy world.
Excerpt 4 (1’20”)
The conversation has become intensely – and inappropriately – personal. LILITH has offended VINCENT, who justifies his world view in this brief aria.
Excerpt 5 (1’42”)
LILITH knows that VINCENT is in love with her, and thinks this is the moment when he should admit it. She begs him to tell her, but his response is not what she is hoping for, and the excursion ends with Lilith’s harsh, bitter side showing – in contrast to the joyfulness of the beginning.
The video of the complete “Bicycle Scene” is available upon request. Please contact Michael Kaulkin email@example.com
- Vocal score