OPERA SEARCH

Composer List


Title


Genre List


Opera Length



Advanced Search

*Deutsch

Jenkins, Karl

Eloise (1997)

Duration: 70 minutes
An opera for young people

Libretto by Carol Barratt; German version by Hanna Francesconi (E,G)

Scoring
fl.cl-hn.tpt-perc-pft-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World Premiere
12/6/1997
St James' Ch., Holland Park, London
Elaine Kidd, director
Conductor: Dominic McGonigal
Company: W11 Opera

Roles

CHILDREN'S VOICES:
NURSE
QUEEN
SEVEN PRINCES, as young boys
KING
VOLHEK
ELOISE, as a young girlSilent role
ELOISE, grown up
SEVEN PRINCES, grown up
THREE SUITORS
CHORUS OF MAIDS
CHORUS OF COURTIERS
CHORUS OF DROGMIRES, including at least two vamps
CHORUS OF THISTLEDOWN SPINNERS


Time and Place
Sometime, somewhere (Act 1: a palace; Act II: a dark forest)


Synopsis

During the christening of Eloise, the King and Queen's daughter, the witches Volhek and his band of Drogmires arrive to remind the Queen of her promise, if she ever had a girl, to give Volhek her sons. The Drogmires carry the sons off and Volhek turns them into wild ducks. Some years later, Eloise hears the story of her christening and sets off to free her brothers. She finds them in a dark forest but learns that they can only be rescued from their transformation if for each of them a shirt of thistledown is spun. To hinder her endeavours Volhek strikes Eloise dumb. The thistledown spinners nevertheless help her, and with her magic spoon Eloise conjures up three suitors to assist further. The shirts are completed and Volhek and the Drogmires confounded. The royal household arrives and the princes are freed. Eloise conjures the third suitor – her favourite – once more, and he promises to stay with her forever.


Moods
Comic, Poetic


Subjects
Magic/Mystery






Items on Sale

Eloise(Choral Score)> Details
Eloise(Vocal Score)> Details
Eloise vocal score(Choral Score) (Pack of 10)> Details
Mailing List

Sign up for news updates and offers via email

SIGN UP
Audio Visual Gallery
Get Adobe Flash player
ONLINE SCORES

Explore our library of over 1000 online scores

VIEW SCORES
FAQ | Contact Us | Links | About Us | Shop Directory | Careers | Terms of use | RSS Index