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Blue Work

The Bride of Fortune

A chamber opera focusing on the Italian migration to Melbourne in the 1960s

Year:  1988   ·  Duration:  2h
Instrumentation:  soprano, tenor, baritone (or 2), 7 women, 3 men; orchestra: (1)1,1,(1)1(1),0; 1110; percussion, keyboard (piano and celeste); string quintet

Year:  1988
Duration:  2h
Instrumentation  soprano, tenor, baritone (o...

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Sample Score

Sample: Pages 2, 16, 23, 76, 84, 109 and 135

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Commissioned note

Commissioned by the Festival of Perth and Western Australia Opera Company with funding from the Department for the Arts of the West Australian Government

Contents note

Two acts

Text note

Text by Anna Maria dell'Oso