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Encuentro en el ocaso (Encounter at Dusk) (1979)

Act I

Libretto by Carlos Montemayor. In Spanish.        

S o Mz, S o Mz, T, 2 Bar

1(pic)1(ca)1(Ebcl)(sax)1/0110/perc.hp.cel./vnI.vc.db       

Duration: 45'00"

2 August 1980, Teatro de la Ciudad, Mexico City. Camerata de la Nueva España. Margarita Pruneda, Estrella Ramírez, Isaac Salinas, Ignacio Martínez, Francisco Velasco. Francisco Nuñez, conductor.  

 

 

La hija de Rappaccini (Rappacini’s Daughter) (1983-1989)

Act I, II 

Libretto by Juan Tovar, after Octavio Paz and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In Spanish.  

Mz, S, 2T; 3 offstage female voices

3(pic)+2rec3(ca)3(bcl)3/4331/timp.3perc/pf.cel.hp/str  

Duration: 105'00"

25 April 1991, Palacio de Bellas Artes, Mexico City. Encarnación Vázquez, Jesús Suaste, Alfonso Orozco, Ignacio Clapés, Inmaculada Egido. Eduardo Diazmuñoz, conductor           

Vocal score. Facsimile edition. AMP © 2002          

Manhattan School of Music Opera Orchestra. Eduardo Diazmuñoz, conductor. Newport Classics 85623

Orquesta Filármonica de la Cd. De México. Fernando de la Mora, Encarnación Vázquez, Jesús Suaste. Eduardo Diazmuñoz, conductor

 

 

La hija de Rappaccini (Rappacini’s Daughter) (1983-1989)

Act I, II 

Opera, reduced alternate orchestration

Libretto by Juan Tovar, after Octavio Paz and Nathaniel Hawthorne. In Spanish.  

S, Mz, T, T, Bar; 3 offstage female voices

2perc.hp.2pf     

Duration: 105'00"

 

Florencia en el Amazonas (1996)

Act I, II 

Libretto by Marcela Fuentes-Beráin after Gabriel García Márquez. In Spanish.     

2 S, Mz, T, 2 Bar, B; SATB

2(2pic)22+bcl.2(cbn)/3221/timp.4perc/hp.pf/str(4.4.4.4.3)          

Duration: 100'00"

25 October 1996, Houston Grand Opera. Sheri Greenawald, Yvonne Gonzales, Suzanna Guzman, Greg Fedderly, Frank Hernandez, Hector Vasquez, Gabor Andrasy. Vjekoslav Sutej, conductor

Vocal score. AMP/HL © 1996, 2006          

Houston Grand Opera Orchestra and Chorus. Patrick Summers, conductor. Albany TROY 531/32.

Archival audio recordings at Henry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, and Fonoteca Nacional de México, Mexico City.      

Commissioned by Houston Grand Opera, Seattle Opera, and Los Angeles Music Center Opera, in part through a grant from Drs. Dennis and Susan Carlyle      

 

 

Salsipuedes, a Tale of Love, War and Anchovies (Las bodas de Salsipuedes) (1998-1999)

ACT I, II, III          

Libretto by Eliseo Alberto, Francisco Hinojosa. In Spanish.             

3S, Mz, 4T, Bar, B-bar, B, Spkr, SAT Chorus (24 voices total)

3(pic)25(bcl)2/34Ctpt2+btbn1/timp.perc/pf.hp/4vc4db, onstage 4perc  

29 October 2004, Houston Grand Opera. Ana Maria Martinez, Zheng Cao, Chad Shelton, Scott Hendricks,

Duration: 160'00"

James Madalena, Joseph Evans, Nicholas Phan, Pablo Bracho. Giulio Maria Guida, conductor.

Archival audio recording at Henry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, and Fonoteca Nacional de México, Mexico City.      

Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera

 

 

Il Postino (2008-2010)

Act I, II, III           

Libretto by Daniel Catán (based on the novel by Antonio Skármeta and the film by Michael Radford). In Spanish. 

2S, Mz, 4T, Bar, B-bar, 5T, 2Bar, 2B, 1 silent role (boy). Chorus: TB

3(pic)2(obda)2+bcl.2/432+btbn1/timp.2perc/pf.hp/str;

Onstage: ssx, tpt, sous, perc, riq, acn      

Duration: 125'00"

25 September 2010, Los Angeles Grand Opera. Plácido Domingo, Charles Castronuovo, Cristina Gallardo Domas, Amanda Squitieri, Vladimir Chernov, Nancy Fabiola Herrera, José Adan Pérez, Gabriel Osuna. Grant Gershon, conductor          

Vocal score. Ed. Jeremy Frank. Associated Music Publishers/HL ©1996, 2006

Libretto Spanish-English. Associated Music Publishers/HL © 2010 

DVD, Sony Classical B0093OFLNU.

Archival audio recording at Henry Ransom Center, University of Texas at Austin, and Fonoteca Nacional de México, Mexico City.      

Revisions (w. G. Gershon) 2010.

Commissioned by the Los Angeles Opera              

 

 

Meet John Doe (2010 [-2014])

Act I, II

Edited by Eduardo Diazmuñoz. Additional music by Eduardo Diazmuñoz, Michaela Eremiasova and Jairo Duarte-López.

Libretto by Daniel Catán (based on the homonymous film by Frank Capra, with additional music quotations from Benny Goodman and Stephen Foster and texts by Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman). In English.

Piano vocal score only.

Commissioned by the University of Texas, Austin. Opera was left unfinished by Catán: additional music comissioned by the Cincinnati Opera and Gotham Chamber Opera, New York

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