• Nathaniel Stookey
  • Ivonne (2014)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • hp, vn, va
  • S [=Mz]
  • 20 min

Programme Note

Text: Jerre Dye

Ivonne, for soprano, harp, violin, and viola, is a 20-minute monodrama, commissioned by Opera Memphis as part of the “Ghosts of Crosstown” project. The project is a series of short operas inspired by the oral histories of people who shopped or worked in the landmark Sears Crosstown building, long since abandoned. Ivonne is a hard-edged and emotionally detached head-secretary, circa 1960, whose shocking discovery in a company restroom shatters her resolutely controlled façade.





Synopsis:
Ivonne is a hard-edged and emotionally detached head-secretary, circa 1960, whose shocking discovery in a company restroom shatters her resolutely controlled façade. This 20-minute monodrama was commissioned by Opera Memphis as part of the “Ghosts of Crosstown” project. The project is a series of short operas inspired by the oral histories of people who shopped or worked in the landmark Sears Crosstown building, long since abandoned.

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