Lysistrata (opera)

Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess is an opera in two acts by composer Mark Adamo. The work is based on Aristophanes's fifth century BCE play Lysistrata.[1] The opera had its world premiere at the Houston Grand Opera on March 4, 2005.[2] It was subsequently produced in March 2006 at the New York City Opera.[3]

Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess
Opera by Mark Adamo
LibrettistMark Adamo
LanguageEnglish
Based onLysistrata
by Aristophanes
Premiere
March 4, 2005 (2005-03-04)

RolesEdit

Role Voice type[4] Premiere Cast,[5]
4 March 2005
(Conductor: – Stefan Lano)
Lysistrata (Lysia) soprano Emily Pulley
Nikias (Nico) tenor Chad Shelton
Kleonike contralto Myrna Paris
Myrrhine mezzo-soprano Laquita Mitchell
Lampito contralto Victoria Livengood
Leonidas bass-baritone Joshua Winograde
Kinesias baritone Joshua Hopkins
Xanthe/Aphrodite soprano Marjorie Owens
Sappho mezzo-soprano Jennifer Root
Charito/Tisiphone soprano Heidi Stober
Dika/Alecto soprano Susan Holsonbake
Arete/Megaera mezzo-soprano Fiona Murphy
Bion/First Geezer baritone Daniel Cilli
Maron/Ares tenor Nicholas Phan
Alpheus tenor Arturo Chacón Cruz
Philo/Second Geezer bass-baritone Nikolay Didenko
Meleagros tenor Norman Reinhardt

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Davis, Peter G. (April 2, 2006). "No Peace, No Sex". New York. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
  2. ^ Ross, Alex (March 28, 2005). "Kafka Sings Two new operas: Ruders's "Kafka's Trial," Adamo's "Lysistrata."". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
  3. ^ Tommasini, Anthony (March 23, 2006). "City Opera in Adamo's 'Lysistrata,' About Making Love, Not War". New York Times. Retrieved March 25, 2009.
  4. ^ "Lysistrata at www.markadamo.com". Archived from the original on 2012-02-22. Retrieved 2009-03-27.
  5. ^ Lysistrata at www.npr.org