“Fair Isle” – A New Mini-Opera by Composer Mary Bichner and Librettist John J King





[ — PROJECT INFORMATIONVIDEO WITH AUDIO SCORE + TIMED LIBRETTOSCORE + LIBRETTO AS PDFsCONTACT INFORMATION — ]



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PROJECT INFORMATION


“Fair Isle” is a new, as-yet-unpremiered “mini” orchestral opera work by composer Mary Bichner and librettist John J King.



Inspired by an episode in the life of American illustrator/author Edward Gorey, “Fair Isle” tells the tale of Ted (Edward Gorey) and Tom, two friends in the midst of a month-long trip through the Scottish Isles. With Tom, Ted’s heart swells like a storming sea, but – as Ted searches for the right words – Tom’s feelings remain firmly planted on earthy matters.


This operatic work is approximately 15 minutes in length, and is orchestrated for: “Ted” (tenor vocalist, OR any singer with a range of D#3-A4), “Tom” (bass-baritone vocalist, OR any singer with range of either E2–E4 or A2–E4 [with five optional F#2+E2 notes]), “The Porter” (mezzo-soprano vocalist, OR any singer with a range of E#4-D#5), 1 flute, 1 oboe, 1 clarinet, 1 bassoon, 2 horns, timpani, harpsichord, and string orchestra. A piano reduction for the accompaniment of “Fair Isle” can be made available upon request.


For booking and inquiries, please contact either composer Mary Bichner ( info [at] marybichner [dot] com ) or librettist John J King ( johnjking80 [at] gmail [dot] com ).


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VIDEO WITH AUDIO SCORE + TIMED LIBRETTO





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SCORE + LIBERTTO PDFs


*“Fair Isle” – Orchestral Score (by: Mary Bichner)
*“Fair Isle” – Libretto (by: John J King)


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CONTACT INFORMATION


Currently available to book. For inquiries, please contact either composer Mary Bichner ( info [at] marybichner [dot] com ) or librettist John J King ( johnjking80 [at] gmail [dot] com ).


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