WHEN HE WAS GOOD

A Space Opera in Two Acts

 
 
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Duration: 90'
Vocal parts: 2 sopranos, mezzo, tenor, baritone, bass-baritone; 4 smaller female roles (optional as doubles of main roles, in order to accommodate a smaller cast).
Libretto: Elad Keidan
Commission: IMVAJ: International Masterclass of Vocal Arts after Zamboki.
Premiere: IMVAJ, August 2019, Israel.

 

PROGRAM NOTE

 

5 Aliens
4 Endangered oceans
3 Avocado plants
2 Parents
1 Murder
All out on a journey investigating love.

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When He Was Good is a comic-detective opera which tests the boundaries of love.
Charming aliens, a fervent detective, a nosy neighbor, and a child and his parents, are putting love to a test: does it exist? How strong is it? How durable is it?

When He Was Good is a fun and fresh new opera, at the same time thought provoking, moving, and engaging in universal themes that touch all beings.


Premiered on August 25th in Tel Aviv
Conducted by Naor Shani
Directed by Rares Zaharia
With Niva Eshed, Shira Bitan, Matan Gendelman, Mateusz Lugowski,
Mashi Guslicer, Yarden Ziss Süssholz, Naor Shani, Danielle Barash.

The piece was supported by the Yehoshua Rabinovitch Foundation for The Arts, Tel-Aviv.

 
 
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