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Maxwell Davies, Peter - Mr Emmet takes a Walk (Libretto by David Pountney)

A Dramatic Sonata

description: Libretto

PublisherBoosey & Hawkes (London)
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Mr Emmet represents an enigma: is he a business man with briefcase and umbrella pursuing the ultimate commercial contract, a double agent extorting a much shadier deal from a foreign power, or a tragicomical everyman sifting through the flotsam and jetsam of a lifetime to prepare himself for death? A one-hour opera for three singers and small instrumental ensemble, with a libretto by David Pountney, premiered in 2000.


01 Exposition: A premonition
02 Introduction
03 Duet
04 Arioso
05 Cabaletta
06 Trio
07 Development: Encounters
08 The Piano
09 The Park
10 Interlude 2
11 Hotel room
12 Interlude 3
13 The Mountain
14 Interlude 4
15 The Teacher
16 Interlude 5
17 Recapitulation: A Monologue

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