Dinner At Eight: Opera in 2 Acts
EBM MP078025/ HL 359060
9 Singers: 1 Lyrc Colrtra Sop, 3 Sop, 1 Mezzo-sop, 1 Ten, 3 Bar), 7 minor roles: 2(2dPicc).2(2dEH).2(1dEb,2dBCl).1(+CtrBsn): Asx: 3.2(1dPiccTpt).1.1: Timp.Perc(3): Hp.Keybd: OnstgVa.Str
This opera is based on the 1932 play by George S Kaufman and Edna Ferber, in turn adapted in to a movie by George Cukor (1933). Set in American Depression New York, the story presents a glimpse into the lives and troubles of the invitees to a society dinner. Music by William Bolcom and libretto by Mark Campbell.