Karchin: Romulus

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Karchin: Romulus



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27th June 2011




71 minutes


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Karchin: Romulus

A Comic Opera in One Act. Based on a play by Alexandre Dumas, père. Translated into English by Barnett Shaw

Katrina Thurman (Martha), Steven Ebel (Frantz Wolf), Thomas Meglioranza (Celestus) & Wilbur Pauley (Mayor Babenhausen)

The Washington Square Ensemble, Louis Karchin


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Alexandre Dumas père’s light-hearted tale of dubious paternity and political intrigue set in the Austrian Tyrol forms the basis for American composer Louis Karchin’s comic opera Romulus. Full of surprises and delights, well-rounded characters and a lively sense of theatricality, Romulus boasts memorable music. ‘While studying opera, I was intrigued by how effortlessly Strauss and Wagner could attain a seamless flow,’ notes Karchin, ‘and I tried to emulate this.’ The Washington Square Ensemble, praised for its ‘polished, lively performance’ (The New York Times) is joined by a cast of first-class singers conducted by the composer.

Louis Karchin: Romulus

My philosopher and my astronomer are as busy as always (Martha, Celestus, Wolf)

Sister, would you like to bet there is something that Wolf noticed… (Celestus, Martha, Wolf)

What reasons? (Martha, Celestus, Wolf)

I don't detest the mayor, poor fellow (Celestus, Martha, Wolf)

Fine advice to be giving my sister (Celestus, Wolf, Martha)

This system of two clocks is a very ingenious one (Wolf, Celestus)

What was that? (Celestus, Wolf)

What's going on? I hear a baby crying (Martha, Celestus, Wolf)

Martha, I have no home except this one… (Wolf, Martha, Celestus)

Stop where you are! (Mayor, Celestus)

A thousand pardons (Mayor, Celestus)

I named him, yes (Celestus, Mayor, Wolf)

Damn him! (Celestus, Wolf, Martha, Mayor)

What is it now? (Martha, Celestus, Wolf)

Pardon me, Martha (Wolf, Martha, Celestus)

Good Gertrude, she told him everything (Martha, Celestus, Wolf)

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