Paul Alan Barker, Composer

Albergo Empodocles
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Albergo Empedocles

Chamber opera for 4 singers and string quartet

 

Premiere 12.6.90:

The London International Opera Festival

Libretto by Nicholas Till (also Director)

after short story by EM Forster,

composer conducting,

with Modern Music Theatre Troupe.

For soloists and string quartet

 

REVIEWS:

...the word-setting is easy, fluent and pointed, the humour as obvious as Till's but clearly conveyed....Opera

The result in Barker's hands was effective as theatre, with a swift-moving structure and fast-moving action...Musical Times

 

excerpt from Albergo Empedocle

 

1 act; ca. 60 mins, 2 sop, ten, bar, bass; string quartet.

Commissioned with funds from Arts Council of GB