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A Wrinkle in Time</br>(Piano/Vocal Score)

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A Wrinkle in Time
(Piano/Vocal Score)

Product Number: 4780

Composer: Larsen, Libby

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Libretto:
Written by Libby Larson based on the book by Madeleine L'Engle

Synopsis:
Opera in 1 Act (7 Scenes). An atomic physicist (Dr. Murry) disappears on a secret mission. His 12-year-old daughter (Meg), her 5-year-old brother (Charles Wallace), and teen-aged friend (Calvin) set out on a bizarre search for him. The whimsical characters Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who, and Mrs. Which lead the children on an inter-planetary journey which they manage by "tessering," or wrinkling, to span time and space. They reach the planet Camzotz where Dr. Murry is imprisoned and confront the horrible, over-sized brain ("It") that hypnotizes people into having one mind. After Meg frees Dr. Murry, Charles Wallace succumbs to the power of "It," leaving Meg to also save her brother. Relying on her own strength and courage, as well as her profound love for Charles Wallace, Meg breaks the evil spell and proves that love is the most powerful force in the universe. Duration: ~ 60 Minutes

Roles:
MEGSoprano
CHARLES WALLACEBoy Soprano
CALVINBaritone
MRS. WHATSITSoprano
MRS. WHOMezzo-Soprano
MRS. WHICHSoprano or Tenor
M. JENKINS/MAN with RED EYESBass
MRS. MURRY/HAPPY MEDIUM/AUNT BEASTSoprano
FORTINBRAS, the family dogActing Role
CHORUS (Uriel/The Dark Thing/It/People of Camazotz)
  



Additional Information

Product Number 4780
Available Editions Piano/Vocal Score, 4780
Full score and parts available for rental.
Available separately:
Mrs. Murry's Aria , file_6000-07E
Composer/Arranger Larsen, Libby
Text Author L'Engle, Madeleine
Voicing & Instruments Opera in One Act
Instrumentation 3(1.2.3/Pic) 1 2(1.2/BCl) 1 - 1 1 1 1 - T - P(2) - Synth - Str(3 3 2 2 1)
Historical Period 21st Century
Premier March 1992, Opera Delaware
Notable & Recent Performances Opera Delaware
SUNY Potsdam: Crane School of Music
Opera Theater of Northern Virginia
Popular Opera Searches Bestseller, Children's Opera (performed by Children), One Act/Chamber Opera
Publisher E. C. Schirmer Music Company
Reviews

A Wrinkle in Time is an opera for children, with less daunting challenges that Larsen solved with ease. The music is fluent, evocative, sometimes quite witty and notable for its use of sounds that are at once weird and appropriate for the story... It sometimes called "Star Trek" to mind and sometimes "The Magic Flute," which it resembles because it is about a quest, because it inculcates moral values and particularly because it features three eccentric women... who guide the main character to a cosmic encounter and final victory... A Wrinkle in Time is not only about an interplanetary search and struggle between good and evil; it is, most powerfully, about adolescence, particularly the agonies of awkward feminine adolescence.
-Joseph McLellan, THE WASHINGTON POST

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