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MacMillan, JamesParthenogenesis (2000) 50'
Scena for soprano, baritone, actress and chamber ensemble

Music Text  
Libretto by Michael Symmons Roberts (E)

Scoring
1.1.1(=bcl).dbn-2.0.0.0-perc(1):glsp/vib/tuned gongs/2wdbl/5tom-t/2bongos/SD/BD/susp.cym/sizzle cym/2tam-t(sm,lg)-harp-pft-strings(1.1.1.1.1 or string orch)-2tapes.
Abbreviations (PDF).

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.


For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.


World Premiere
9/12/2000
Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Lisa Milne/Christopher Purves/John Fulljames, dir / Britten Sinfonia / James MacMillan


Programme Note      Deutsch

Press Quotes      Deutsch
"...rhapsodically lyrical music, soaring phrases floridly decorated at their end, together with flawlessly atmospheric orchestration and lacerating rhythmic drive..."
Glasgow Herald

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