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979-0-57036-834-1 Harriet – Score Available at MusicRoom Buy now (£54.95)

Description

An opera, a musical and theatrical portrait of the African American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman (ca. 1822-1913), who saved countless slaves. 

The libretto is based on poetry by Mayra Santos-Febres and a selection of dialogues by Lex Bohlmeijer.

'Harriet' was produced by Muziek Theater Transparant with funds provided by Operadagen, FONCA, Coordinación de Difusión Cultural UNAM,Festival Internacional Cervantino and The Composers’ Fund, a PRS for Music Foundation initiative in association with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

The score will be available for sale and the parts for hire after the exclusive series of initial performances. 

Details

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Duration
1 hours 30 minutes
Libretto/text
Mayra Santos-Febres and Lex Bohlmeijer
Premiere
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam, October 3rd, 2018, by Claron Macfadden (Harriet), Naomi Beeldens (Alice), Hermes Ensemble, Mónica Gil Giraldo, electronics, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek.
Scoring
1 Soprano, 1 Mezzo Soprano, 1 Percussion, 1 Anvil, 1 Bass drum, 2 Cowbells, 1 Cymbals, 1 Guiro, 2 Maracas, 1 Sleigh Bells, 1 Snare drum, 1 Suspended Cymbal (Medium), 1 Tam-tam, 5 Temple Blocks, 3 Tom-Tom, 1 Triangle, 1 Vibraphone, 1 Whip, 2 Wind Chimes, 1 Rainstick, 1 Marimba, 1 Guitar, 1 Violin, 1 Electronics
Composition date
2018

Performances

13 December 2019

Theater Figi (Zeist) - Netherlands

Conductor: Manoj Kamps | soprano I: Claron McFadden | soprano II: Naomi Beeldens | HERMES ensemble: Wibert Aerts (violin), Nico Couck (guitar) and Gaetan La Mela (percussion)

21 May 2019

Operadagen Rotterdam, NL

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble, libretto by Lex Bohlmeijer and Mayra Santos-Febres, electronics by Mónica Gil Giraldo, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek

27 April 2019

deSingel, Antwerpen, BE

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble, libretto by Lex Bohlmeijer and Mayra Santos-Febres,  electronics by Mónica Gil Giraldo, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek

4 December 2018

Théâtre croix-rousse, Lyon, FR 

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble, libretto by Lex Bohlmeijer and Mayra Santos-Febres, electronics by Mónica Gil Giraldo, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek

20 November 2018

HCMF, Lawrence Batley Theatre, Huddersfield, UK  

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble, libretto by Lex Bohlmeijer and Mayra Santos-Febres,  electronics by Mónica Gil Giraldo, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek

9 November 2018

Music Den Bosch, NL

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

19 October 2018

Teatro Miguel Covarrubias at UNAM in Mexico City, MX

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble, libretto by Lex Bohlmeijer and Mayra Santos-Febres,  electronics by Mónica Gil Giraldo, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek

17 October 2018

Teatro Principal in Guanajuato, MX

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble, libretto by Lex Bohlmeijer and Mayra Santos-Febres,  electronics by Mónica Gil Giraldo, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek

3 October 2018

Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam NL

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble, libretto by Lex Bohlmeijer and Mayra Santos-Febres,  electronics by Mónica Gil Giraldo, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek

2 October 2018

Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam NL

Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble, libretto by Lex Bohlmeijer and Mayra Santos-Febres,  electronics by Mónica Gil Giraldo, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek.  DRESS REHEARSAL