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Samuel Barber

Publisher: G. Schirmer

A Hand of Bridge (1959)
Text Writer
Libretto by Gian Carlo Menotti
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1959
Duration
9 Minutes
Language
English, German
Soloist
Baritone, Soprano, Tenor, Alto
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Programme Note
Samuel Barber A Hand of Bridge (1959)
Libretto:
Gian Carlo Menotti


Cast List:

   DAVID, a florid businessman: Baritone
   GERALDINE, his middle-aged wife: Soprano
   BILL, a lawyer: Tenor
   SALLY, his wife: Contralto



Synopsis:
Two bored couples who are playing their customary game of bridge fantasise during the game.



  • Ensemble
    Symphony of the Air
    Soloist(s)
    William Lewis (Tenor), Philip Maero (Baritone), Patricia Neway (Soprano), Eunice Alberts (Alto)
    Conductor
    Vladimir Golschmann
    Vanguard:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 04 DEC 2018
    ACOA Warehouse Theatre, Lynchburg, VA
    Opera on the James
  • 16 NOV 2018
    Smith Hall Theatre, Lynchburg, VA
    Randolph College Chamber Orchestra
    Randall Speer, conductor
  • 02 NOV 2018
    El Paso, TX
    Opera UTEP
    Elisa Wilson, conductor

    Other Dates:
    4,3 November - El Paso, TX
  • 25 APR 2018
    Buddy Guy Legends, Chicago, IL
    The Floating Opera Company
  • 15 MAR 2018
    Kirkac Auditorium, Aberdeen, SD
    Northern State University

    Other Dates:
    16 March - Kirkac Auditorium, Aberdeen, SD
  • 02 FEB 2018
    Wilamette University, Smith Auditorium, Salem, OR
    Willamette University
    Chris Engbretson, conductor

    Other Dates:
    3,4 February - Wilamette University, Smith Auditorium, Salem, OR
  • 15 DEC 2017
    Vancouver Academy of Music, Mary Olson Hall, Vancouver, BC
    Vancouver Academy of Music

    Other Dates:
    16 December - Vancouver Academy of Music, Mary Olson Hall, Vancouver, BC
  • 01 DEC 2017
    Provincetown Playhouse, New York, NY
    New York University/Steinhardt MPAP
    Dan Lawler; Jiyoung Lee Disarno, conductor

    Other Dates:
    2,3 December - Provincetown Playhouse, New York, NY
  • 03 NOV 2017
    Shingleton Dance Hall, Winchester, VA
    Shenandoah Conservatory

    Other Dates:
    4,5 November - Shingleton Dance Hall, Winchester, VA
  • 04 AUG 2017
    Center for New Music, San Francisco, CA
    Opera On The Spot
  • 22 JUL 2017
    Monadnock Music Festival
    Jordan Hall, Peterborough, NH
    Boston Modern Orchestra Project
    Gil Rose, conductor
  • 10 JUN 2017
    Genesius Theatre Foundation
    Lincoln Park Outdoor Theater, Rock Island, IL
    Brian Dollinger, conductor

    Other Dates:
    11,17,18 June - Lincoln Park Outdoor Theater, Rock Island, IL
  • 18 SEP 2014
    Glasthule Opera, "Iveragh", Adelaide Road, Glenageary, County Dublin
    Glasthule Opera

    Other Dates:
    20 September - Glasthule Opera, "Iveragh", Adelaide Road, Glenageary, County Dublin
  • 01 DEC 2012
    Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds
    Leeds University Union Chamber Orchestra
    Charlie Gower-Smith, conductor
  • 27 APR 2011
    Toronto, Canada
    Canadian Opera Company

    Other Dates:
    28 April - Toronto, Canada
  • 24 JAN 2011
    Toronto, ON, Canada
    University Of Toronto
    Anastasia Tchernikova, conductor
  • 03 DEC 2010
    Detroit, MI
    Wayne State University
  • 03 DEC 2010
    Detroit, MI
    Wayne State University
  • 04 NOV 2010
    Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK
    RNCM Chamber Orchestra
    Mark Shanahan, conductor
  • 04 NOV 2010
    England
    RNCM Chamber Orchestra
    Mark Shanahan, conductor
  • 30 OCT 2010
    Flagstaff, AZ
    Northern Arizona University

    Other Dates:
    31 October - Flagstaff, AZ
  • 25 SEP 2010
    Cambridge, MA
    Longy School of Music
    Karyl Ryzech; Julian Pellicano, conductor
  • 20 JUL 2010
    Palace Hotel, Buxton, UK
    Buxton Festival Chorus
    Andrew Greenwood, conductor
  • 11 JUN 2010
    Japan
    Ensemble Trump
  • 29 APR 2010
    Plainview, TX
    Wayland Baptist University
    Jeff Kensmoe, conductor

    Other Dates:
    30 April - Plainview, TX
  • 25 MAR 2010
    Baltimore, MD
    Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
    Marin Alsop, conductor

    Other Dates:
    29 March - Baltimore, MD
  • 09 FEB 2010
    Anchorage, AK
    Anchorage Opera
  • 22 JAN 2010
    St.. Louis, MO
    Webster University Opera Studio
    Chris Ludwa, conductor

    Other Dates:
    23,24 January - St. Louis, MO
  • 16 JAN 2010
    Greece
    Greek National Opera at Theatre Olympia

    Other Dates:
    17 January - Greece
  • 08 NOV 2009
    Holland
    Codarts Hogeschool voor de Kusten
    Arie van Beek, conductor

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