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Opera | STACY GARROP • COMPOSER

Opera


MEDITATION FOR THE INNER STORM (5')
a micro-monodrama vocalise to quell the inner anxiety of the outer world
Available versions for:
• soprano or tenor, to be self-accompanied with a singing bowl or water glass. Either is to be pitched to F.
• mezzo-soprano or baritone; to be self-accompanied with a singing bowl or water glass. Either is to be pitched to D.
Synopsis
: A singer attempts to gain inner calm while experiencing momentary outbursts of anxiety.

THE GOTH CHAPTERS (15’)
a monodrama
mezzo-soprano, violin, cello, piano
Libretto by Jerre Dye
Synopsis: A 30-year old goth fan girl moves through the exhilarating stages of a tempestuous love affair.

THE TRANSFORMATION OF JANE DOE (90’)
soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and supernumerary child with 7-instrument ensemble
Libretto by Jerre Dye
Synopsis: It’s New Year’s Eve in Chicago, 1919. Just before the stroke of midnight, an anonymous woman leaps from the rooftop of a downtown hotel. The next morning, a young reporter named Abigail lands her first, major story, uncovering the identity of this mysterious jumper. The deeper Abigail descends into the complexity of Jane Doe’s story, the closer she comes to unearthing her own personal truth. THE TRANSFORMATION OF JANE DOE is an opera about truth, illusion, and one woman’s journey in a rapidly changing world.

WHAT MAGIC REVEALS (19’)
soprano, mezzo-soprano, baritone, bass baritone, piano
Libretto by Jerre Dye
Synopsis: In 1908, a young girl and her father go to a magic show in Chicago, where there’s more to the act than meets the eye.