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Opera | STACY GARROP • COMPOSER

Opera



OPERAS
  • THE TRANSFORMATION OF JANE DOE (90’)
    THE TRANSFORMATION OF JANE DOE (90’) • click link for detailed info & video
    soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone, and optional supernumerary child
    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 (17’30")
    WHAT MAGIC REVEALS (17’30") • click link for detailed info & audio
    soprano, 2 mezzo-sopranos, tenor, 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.

MONODRAMAS
  • MEDITATION FOR THE INNER STORM (5')
    MEDITATION FOR THE INNER STORM (5') • click link for detailed info & video
    a vocalise to quell the inner anxiety of the outer world

    Available versions for:
    • soprano or tenor, to be self-accompanied with a singing bowl, water glass, or guitar. Either is to be pitched to F.
    • mezzo-soprano or baritone; to be self-accompanied with a singing bowl, water glass, or guitar. 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’)
    THE GOTH CHAPTERS (15’) • click link for detailed info & video
    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.

ARIAS
  • Hello, City (3')
    • Aria for soprano
    • From
    The Transformation of Jane Doe
    • Synopsis: Chicago, January 1, 1920. Abigail greets the dawn of New Year's Day in the city that she loves.
    • Video: Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, and Stephen Alltop, piano
    Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
    • Selected Arias collection for soprano & piano: 
    click to view product page

  • The Letter (4'20")
    • This is a duet in the opera, but the composer has made two aria versions for soprano and mezzo-soprano for concert performance.
    • From The Transformation of Jane Doe
    • Synopsis: Chicago, January 1, 1920. Abigail reads a letter written by Jane Doe. In the aria version, only Jane Doe sings.
    • Video: Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, and Stephen Alltop, piano
    Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
    Selected Arias collection for soprano & piano: click to view product page
    Mezzo-soprano & piano:
    click to view product page

  • No! No! You cannot leave me holding this! (2'50")
    • Aria for soprano
    • From
    The Transformation of Jane Doe
    • Synopsis: Chicago, January 1, 1920. Abigail reacts to a letter she has read and chooses a topic for her newspaper article.
    • Video: Théodora Cottarel, soprano, Bethany Self, piano
    Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
    • Selected Arias collection for soprano & piano: 
    click to view product page

  • No one saw it in the cards (2'15")
    • Aria for soprano
    • From
    What Magic Reveals
    Synopsis: Chicago, 1920: A young woman walks into the Studebaker Theater in Chicago, where she remembers a tragic afternoon when she was 8 years old.
    • Video: Josefien Stoppelenburg, soprano, and Stephen Alltop, piano
    Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
    • Vocal-piano score: 
    click to view product page