Vocal Works (Pop)


EP: “NOW THE SPELL IS BROKEN”

INSTRUMENTS/VOICES: alto soloist, piano, and double-viola string quartet (violin, viola I, viola II, cello)
DESCRIPTION: Three recitatives and five arias from The Memoirs of Antonina, an in-progress opera inspired by the final years of Marie Antoinette’s life. (For more information, please visit the MoA mini-site right here: http://www.marybichner.com/memoirsofantonina )
PREMIERE: December 1st, 2013 at Oberon [Cambridge, MA, USA]
PERFORMED BY: Mary Bichner (vocals on tracks 1, 2, 3 & 4; piano on tracks 1, 2, & 4), Singer Mali (vocals on track 2), Petaluma Vale (vocals on track 2), Chris Baum (violin on track 1) Abby Swidler (violin on tracks 2 & 4), Anna Stromer (viola I & II on track 1) Christopher McClain (viola I & II on tracks 2 & 4), and Nick Dinnerstein (cello on tracks 1, 2 & 4)