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Red Emma by Gary Kulesha, Opera vocal score


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Red Emma by Gary Kulesha with text by Carol Bolt   Dur. ca 2 hrs

Piano-Vocal Score, 335 pages

Vocal Score excerpt sample

RED EMMA the opera is based upon an original play by Carol Bolt (1941-2000), who adapted her play as a libretto.  The play is about Emma Goldman, the anarchist and activist.

Orchestra: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Percussion, Piano/Synthesizer, 2 Violins, 1 Viola, 1 Cello, 1 Bass

The original cast: Sasha (baritone):  Igor Emelianov Emma (mezzo soprano):  Sonya Gosse/Anita Krause Helen (soprano):  Rayanne Dupuis/Nathalie Paulin Fedya (tenor):  Dan Chamandy Kreiderman (bass-baritone):  Marcos Pujol Parks (baritone):  Bruce Shaef Henry Clay Frick (bass-baritone):  Robert Milne Johann Most (tenor):  Matthew Lord

RED EMMA was commissioned by the Canadian Opera Company, and was written and composed between 1992 and 1995, as part of the Canadian Opera Company’s Composer-In-Residence programme. 

RED EMMA was premiered at the du Maurier Theatre in Toronto, on November 28 and 29, and December 1, 2, and 3, of 1995.