Opera and Art Songs


ARIA: “YOU WILL HAVE THE MOON” (FROM THE ONE-ACT OPERA, THE ALMOND TREE )

INSTRUMENTS/VOICES: 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 bassoons, 3 French horns, 2 trombones (1 bass trombone), harp, celesta, timpani, and string orchestra (violin I, violin II, viola, cello, double bass), The Stepmother (alto/mezzo soloist)
DESCRIPTION: Aria from the forthcoming one-act opera “The Almond Tree”, based on the Grimm’s fairytale of the same name, by composer Mary Bichner and librettist Maureen Fitzgerald. Married to a man still grieving his first wife, the Stepmother dreads the thought of her daughter, Marjorie, growing up without the security of an inheritance. In “You Will Have the Moon”, the Stepmother promises Marjorie that no matter the sacrifice, she will find a way to provide for her.
PREMIERE: TBA
PERFORMED BY: Mali Sastri (The Stepmother), and the East Coast Scoring Orchestra.