Short Operas

by Patrick Soluri


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short operas featured below:
• Figaro's Last Hangover • 
• Figaro & The Zombie Apocalypse • 
 
• Tragedy of Count Alfredo 
(opera haikus / 1 min operas) • 
• The Tell Tale Cellphone • 
• Adam & Eve •

• Polka • 


FIGARO's LAST HANGOVER

(2001) c. 10 min
music & libretto by Patrick Soluri
published by Soluri Music

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Summary:
A dark, operatic comedy in 10 minutes that combines a long lost love, betrayal, beer, and an intergalactic rock on a crash course with earth. 

Performance History:
total performances: 12+

• Center City Opera Theater : March 21-24, 2013 (piano version).
• Fort Worth Opera: March 4 in Dallas and March 5, 2013 in Fort Worth (piano version).
• Fort Worth Opera: November 1, 2012 (piano version).
• Juventas Ensemble: in Boston on February 21, 2012 (piano version).
• Carnegie Hall: October 1st, 2009 (string quartet and piano). 
• Remarkable Theater Brigade: in NYC in 2007 & 2008, (piano version).
• Premiere: Jan. 17, 2002 at the Univ. of Louisville (chamber orchestra).

Voices:
3x soloists [Sop, T, Bar] and optional chorus [SATB]

Instrumentation & Scores
• Piano - reduction  (download PDF)
• String Quartet & Piano (download PDF)
• Chamber Orchestra (download PDF) - Fl/pic, cl, 2hn, 2tr, Btbn, pn, 2 perc, strings

Audio Recordings & Video - for archival purposes only, not for comercial use

FIGARO’s LAST HANGOVER - piano reduction
performed by Forth Worth Opera in 2013


FIGARO & THE ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE

(2013) c. 10 min
commissioned by Fort Worth Opera
music & libretto by Patrick Soluri
published by Soluri Music

Summary
A satirical opera in 10 minutes about Figaro Montague trying to meet a hot girl at the bar during the Zombie Apocalypse. 

Performance History
• Fort Worth Opera: Oct 12, 2013 (world premiere)

Voices
• 4x soloists [Sop, mez, Tn, Bar]

Instrumentation & Scores
 Piano - reduction (download PDF)
• String Quartet & Piano 


Audio Recordings & Video -
for archival purposes only, not for comercial use

promo video by FORT WORTH OPERA


Polka

(2012) c. 6 min
music by Patrick Soluri
libretto by Royce Vavrek
published by Soluri Music

Summary
Who knew that the polka could be so dangerous?  At a wedding reception in 1993 Jojo and her girlfriends are about to find out.

Performance History
total performances: 2  
• Premiere at Zankel-Carnegie Hall on October 19, 2012 by the Remarkable Theater Brigade. 
•  Hubbard Hall Opera Theater at University of Albany on April 4, 2014

Voices
5x soloists [3x Sop, 2x mez]

Instrumentation & Scores
• Piano - reduction (download PDF)
String Quartet & Piano  (download PDF)

Audio Recordings & Video - for archival purposes only, not for comercial use


THE TRAGEDY OF COUNT ALFREDO VON NIBELUNGEN

An Epic Cycle of Four Operas in Five Minutes
(2011) c. 5 min

music by Patrick Soluri
libretto by Natalia Boesch & Patrick Soluri
published by Soluri Music

Summary
Count Alfredo has the worst luck, all his lovers keep dying in this epic cycle of four one-minute comic operas, based on works by the great opera composers:

Act 1) La Bottega (Puccini)
Act 2) La Trattoria (Verdi)
Act 3) Die Zauberhünchen (Mozart) aka. "The Magic Chicken"
Act 4) Alfredo & Schnitzolde (Wagner)

Performance History
• Premiere at Weill-Carnegie Hall on November 4, 2011 by the Remarkable Theater Brigade. 

Voices
3x soloists [Sop, Sop, T ] and optional chorus [SATB]

Instrumentation & Scores
• Piano - reduction (download PDF)
• String Quartet & Piano (download PDF)

Audio Recordings & Video - for archival purposes only, not for comercial use