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A Child of Nine (from SEMMELWEIS, by Raymond J. Lustig and Matthew Doherty)
Seeded by raylustig on 11 Jul 2010
Author: Archipelagance
From a workshop of part 1 of SEMMELWEIS at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, New York, Dec 2009 Music by Raymond Lustig Text by Matthew Doherty Matthew Doherty and Matt Gray, Co-Librettists Semmelweis's aria sung by Matthew Curran with Charity Wicks (piano), Camila Barrientos (clarinet), Russell Durham (mandolin) Produced by American Opera Projects Directed by Matt Gray Musical Director, Charity Wicks Video by Christiaan Koop About SEMMELWEIS Vienna, ca. 1848 Hungarian-born obstetrician Ignaz Semmelweis, working at Europes premier hospital the Vienna Algemeine Krankenhaus, is drawing upon every experience of his life as he struggles to find the solution to one of history's most devastating childbed fever epidemics, which is killing mothers at a horrific rate. But convincing the world of his simple solution will be a battle not just against the rigid Viennese status quo, but against his deepest demons. Working on the front lines of the deadly fever—and with decade
Work: Lustig: Semmelweis
Instrument: Bass ; Clarinet ; Piano ; Mandolin ; Dancer
Form/Genre: Opera
Period: 21st Century