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March 11, 1954
The Golden Apple
Composer:Jerome Moross
Librettist:John Latouche
Synopsis
The story transplants Homer's Iliad and Odyssey from ancient Greece (8th century BC) to the rural village of Angel's Roost, WA at the turn of the 20th century. In this deconstruction of Homer, Helen is the village floozy and Paris is a traveling salesman who abducts her in his balloon. Ulysses, a pious soldier who has just returned from the Spanish-American War decides, along with his soldier friends, that it is their duty to find Helen and bring her back. The deities of Homer's epics are represented in the work as meddling villagers who gossip their time away.

Productions
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COMPANYTITLEDATES
Light Opera Of New YorkThe Golden Apple8/1/1995 - 8/27/1995


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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
02:00

Musical Style
This through-composed comic opera contains a pastiche of country tunes, music hall turns, rustic folk dances, and marches all presented against a backdrop of Gilbert and Sullivan-type harmonies. The work deftly combines the style of the musical with

Vocal & Musical Forces
Musical forces: Cast of seventeen and chorus

Original Cast
Helen (mezzo-soprano) - Kaye Ballard, Lovey Mars (alto) - Bibi Osterwald, Penelope (soprano) - Priscilla Gillette, Ulysses (baritone)- Stephen Douglass, Paris (dancing role) - Jonathan Lucas, Hector (basso) - Jack Whiting, Menelaus (tenor) - Dean Michener, Mrs. Juniper (mezzo-soprano) - Geraldine Viti, Miss Minerva Oliver (soprano) - Portia Nelson, Mother Hare (alto) - Nola Day



 
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