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Machover, Tod

Death and the Powers (2010)

Duration: 90 minutes
one-act opera

Libretto by Robert Pinsky and Randy Weiner

Scoring
1(=picc).1(=corA).1(=bcl).0-1.1.1.1-perc: marimba/xyl/crot/3susp.cym/BD/2TD(med/low)/2gong(low F#)/low Ab)/maraca-2keyboard-strings(1.1.1.1.1)-Chandelier (robotic multi-stringed instrument), System (interactive and responsive set), Disembodied performance (real-time voice transformation for Simon, and interactive body-monitoring systems for Simon and Nicholas)

This work requires additional technological components and/or amplification.
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Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World Premiere
9/24/2010
Salle Garnier, Monte Carlo, Monaco
Diane Paulus, director
Conductor: Gil Rose
Company: American Repertory Theater

Press Quotes
"This is a show unlike anything you have ever seen or heard before ... Death and the Powers is a must-see for anybody who cares about the exciting new techno-driven directions music theater is taking in the early 21st century."
— John von Rhein, Chicago Tribune

"Death and the Powers doesn't point the way to a new era of opera. It's there. Now."
— David Patrick Stearns, Philadelphia Inquirer

"Technological wonders go only so far towards achieving results in the opera house ... Yet the quality of Machover’s music, steeped in the language of Elliott Carter and Pierre Boulez, wedded to an imaginative libretto by Robert Pinsky, is what makes the opera worth seeing"
— George Loomis, Financial Times


Moods
Dramatic


Subjects
Contemporary





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