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Dracula : opera in three acts, chamber ensemble version score / David Stanhope.
by David Stanhope (2009)
Dracula, an opera in 3 acts, is a serious treatment of the essential scenes from the original Bram Stoker novel. The 8 voice types required are high soprano, soprano, mezzo-soprano, 2 tenors, 2 baritones and bass (or bass-baritone).
There is a version with full orchestra, and a chamber version
with 10-piece ensemble.
The orchestral writing is virtuosic for all instruments. The musical style is easy to understand, often romantic and lyrical, yet containing many dissonant sections closely connected with the stage events. I consider this opera to be my most important work.
Published by: Australian Music Centre — 1 facsimile score (235p. -- B4 (portrait))
Duration: 1 hours, 40 mins
First performance at Dracula - broadcast premiere (n/a (broadcast)) on 9 Oct 2019
The libretto is by David Stanhope, although much is taken from the Bram Stoker novel, which is in the public domain.
Originally composed in 1991 and titled "The Un-Dead". Extensively revised and extended, and re-titled in 2009.
This edition produced Sep 16.
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