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Nannan, an Opera in Two Acts

Nannan, an Opera in Two Acts

Posted by wangjie in All Works, Opera, Orchestra, Vocal Music

Singers and Orchestra (2222, 4231, Timp, 3 Perc, Hp, & Strings)

Music and Libretto by Wang Jie. Base on a short story by Wang Jie.

Duration: 2 hours (Work in Progress: 30 min completed)

On the eve of the Chinese Communist Revolution in 1948, NANNAN tells the story of a barren wife in a noble household who is soon deemed undesirable and replaced by a concubine.

Principal Roles

Nannan, Dramatic Soprano – a young lady in her late 20s, Master’s first wife, Minshen’s childhood friend

Minshen, Tenor – a gentleman in his late 20s, Master’s younger brother, who just graduated from college and returned home from London.

Lumei, Light Lyric Soprano – a young and attractive opera singer, married to the Master as concubine.

Master, Bass-Baritone – the head of the noble family, Nannan’s husband, who inherited major wealth from his deceased parents.

Secondary Roles

The Maid, Mezzo-Soprano – a 32-year-old uneducated lady.

The Missionary, Bass-Baritone – a foreigner in his late 40s.

The Steward on the ship, Baritone – a 40-year-old man.

Servants/Street Crowd/Pier Crowd, SATB: 36 voices

Note for the performance recording below:

This is a special edition written for VOX 2007, showcased by New York City Opera

This work was funded in part by the Composer Assistance Program of the American Music Center



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21 Jun 2014