The Bird Lady (2017-2021)
A chamber opera in two acts
An eccentric young woman known as the Bird Lady lives a life of timeless simplicity in a well-tended garden with only her equally eccentric gardener for human company — until a brash young man determined to build his dream home buys the adjoining lot. When the Bird Lady and her new neighbor clash over the felling of a tree planted squarely on the property line, sparks fly.
Libretto by Germaine Shames
Additional Text by Linda Marcus & Julie I. Meyers
ANNABELLE - soprano
MARCUS - tenor
PERCY - baritone
CHORUS - three birds and a bee (SMMB)
flute (piccolo, alto flute)
oboe (English horn)
clarinet (bass clarinet)
Total running time: c. 2 hours 15 minutes
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(Item #: OP 128)
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