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Blue Work

The Trapeze Artists

chamber opera for soprano, alto, baritone

Year:  1996   ·  Duration:  35m
Instrumentation:  keyboard (piano and electric keyboard), double bass (and bass guitar), percussion (incl. drum kit)

Year:  1996
Duration:  35m
Instrumentation  keyboard (piano and electri...

Composer:   Anthony Ritchie


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Commissioned note

Commissioned by Louise Petherbridge for performance by Dinah Wright and Anne Lamont-Lowe with funding from Creative New Zealand

Contents note

Nine texts arranged dramatically

Text note

Cilla McQueen and Hone Tuwhare

Performance history

13 Oct 2000: Performed by Protago: Judy Bellingham (soprano), Alethea Chittenden (alto), and Matthew Leese (baritone); Otago Festival, Forttune Theatre, Dunedin