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Little, David T.

JFK ()

Duration: 120 minutes
Grand opera in two acts

Libretto by Royce Vavrek (E)

Scoring
2(II=picc).2(II=corA)2(I=E-flat, II=bcl).1.dbn-2.2.2.btbn.1-timp-perc(2)-harp-keyboard 1 (pft).keyboard 2 (cel, synthesizer with volume pedal)-optional onstage rockabilly banda (piano, bass, drums)-onstage harmonica in F-10.7.5.5.3 Keyboards and percussion should be set up in close proximity to one other in pit to help with nuanced ensemble passages..
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Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.



World Premiere
23/04/2016
Bass Hall, Fort Worth, TX
Thaddeus Strassberger, director
Conductor: Steven Osgood
Company: Fort Worth Opera

Roles

John F. “Jack” Kennedy, President of the United StatesBaritone
Jacqueline “Jackie” Bouvier Kennedy, The First LadyMezzo Soprano
ReporterTenor
Clara Harris (Clotho, the spinner), present as a hotel maidSoprano
Henry Rathbone (Lachesis, the allotter), present as Secret ServiceTenor
Atropos, the cutter (optional)Silent Role
Rosemary Kennedy, Jack’s sisterSoprano
Nikita Khrushchev, Prime Minister of the Soviet UnionTenor
Jackie Onassis, a dream manifestation near the end of her lifeMezzo Soprano
Lyndon Baines Johnson, Vice President of the United StatesBass Baritone
Billie Sol Estes, Texas Business Man, “Wheeler-Dealer”Tenor
Ralph Yarborough, United States SenatorBaritone
John Connally, Governor of TexasBaritone
Raymond J. Buck, President, Ft. Worth Chamber of CommerceBaritone
Jim Wright, Texas CongressmanBass


Time and Place
1963, Dallas, Texas


Moods
Dramatic, Poetic, Tragic


Subjects
History, Relationships, Politics, Society





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