Canterbury Tales: An Opera in Four Acts (Paperback)
INDIVIDUAL INSTRUMENTS 1 of 2 (Woodwinds, Brass, Percussion). An original opera of four stories in the spirit of street theater, taken and based on Geoffrey Chaucer's "The Canterbury Tales" updated with original libretto by American composer James Nathaniel Holland. Act 1: For All The Rocks Off the Coast of Brittany (drama), Act 2: Une Danse Macabre (drama/comedy), Act 3: What All Women Want (drama/comedy), and Act 4: That Pesky Itch (comedy). Can be stand-alone one acts or performed together with overture. Scores: Piano Vocal Score, Full Orchestral Score, and Instrument Parts 1 and 2. 8 Principals who double or triple roles and sing choruses parts in the other acts. No chorus required or may include full chorus cast. Instrumentation: f1/picc, fl2, ob, eh, cl12, bsn 12, hrn 12, tpt12, trmb, tba, timp, perc., hrp, and strings. Minimum required eight singers: Coloratura, Soprano, Dramatic Soprano, Mezzo, 2 Tenors, Baritone, Bass.