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Hagen: Amelia, Opera - Piano Vocal Score
An exquisite, library-grade limited second edition, 9 x 12, 248 pages, full-color cover 4/0 on 12pt C1S with a gloss laminate, internal pages 60 lb. paper, perfect bound with hindge so that it will open comfortably on a piano rack. Includes synopsis, cast credits, complete score and acknowledgements. This score contains all edits and changes made to the score during the world premiere production.
Commissioned by Seattle Opera for premiere in May 2010. Libretto by Gardner McFall. Story by Stephen Wadsworth. Story: A first time mother-to-be, whose psyche has been scarred by the loss of her pilot-father in Vietnam, must break free from anxiety to embrace healing and renewal for the sake of her husband and child in this original story unfolding over a 30-year period beginning in 1966. Amelia interweaves one woman’s emotional journey, the American experience in Vietnam, and elements of the Daedalus and Icarus myth to explore man’s fascination with flight and the dilemmas that arise when vehicles of flight are used for exploration, adventure, and war. With an intensely personal libretto by American poet Gardner McFall (The Pilot’s Daughter), whose father was a Navy pilot lost during Vietnam, this new American opera moves from loss to recuperation, paralysis to flight, as the protagonist, Amelia, ultimately embraces her life and the creative force of love and family. For an interactive audio-visual presentation on Amelia, click here.