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Sahl, Michael and Salzman, Eric

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Noah (1976)
Text Writer
Libretto by the composers.
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Sub Category
Chamber Opera
Year Composed
1976
Duration
1 Hours 45 Minutes
Language
English
Soloist
Baritone, Mezzo Soprano, Soprano, Tenor
Solo Instrument(s)
male and female Narrators, 10-12 singers, optional dancers. Smaller roles can be performed by students
Programme Note
Synopsis:
Godthefather, angered by the corruption of the Atlanteans, decides to drown the city. Noah, a self-sufficient man who lives on the fringe of town with his family, hears of the impending doom and decides to build an ark. When the rains come, Noah, his family and the animals escape to the ark, but there is no land in sight. Godthefather appears and promises to lead them to safety if Noah signs the covenant. He gives in eventually and is led to the new Atlantis, where he and his family achieve dominance over the natives and prosper. On his 600th birthday, however, the resentful populace rebels and when his son Shem joins in the accusations, Noah is stricken and dies.

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