Corigliano: "Ghosts" in Houston

Corigliano: "Ghosts" in Houston
© Pin Lim, courtesy University of Houston
John Corigliano's acclaimed opera The Ghosts of Versailles received three performances in March and April at the University of Houston in Texas.

Ghosts returned to the University of Houston in an entirely new production, a follow-up to the university's first production in 1998.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 The Ghosts of Versialles
6 S, coloratura S, 4 Mz, 2 A, 5 T, 3 Bar, B-Bar, 2 B, speaking role
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onstage players from pit orchestra: fl, ob, perc, va
    About the available Alternate Version:
    as performed by Lyric Opera of Chicago and Staatsoper Hannover, Germany
  • Eliminates the onstage orchestra by incorporating those parts into the regular pit orchestra
  • Re-assigns roles played by comprimario singers (in the Met production) to choristers
  • Requires 10 principals; 9 if Samira's scene is cut: (Ghost of) Marie Antoinette, Beaumarchais, Figaro, Count Almaviva, Patrick Honoré Bégearss, Rosina, Susanna, Florestine, Léon, Samira