Opera in One Act for Soprano, Broadway Soprano and Period Instrument Orchestra (2-2-0-1, 2-0-0-0, 1 perc, 1 harpsichord, 5-5-3-3-1); Libretto by Gene Scheer, based on The Rape of Persephone. Commissioned by the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra to celebrate its 25th season, and the 20th anniversary of music director Nicholas McGegan. First performance: Nov. 2, 2006 at the Mountain View Performing Arts Center in Palo Alto, CA with soprano Isabel Bayrakdarian and Broadway soprano Patti LuPone; Nicholas McGegan, conductor.
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