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Erik Bergman Composer

The Singing Tree, opera

Performances: 1
Tracks: 25
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Musicology:
  • The Singing Tree, opera
    Genre: Opera
    Pr. Instrument: Opera
    • 1.Prologue: The Tree of Life stands at the center, its roots encircling the prince Hatt's lair, its crown reflecting all the wonder of life (Prince Hatt, Witch)
    • Act I Scene 1: The Royal Court: The King of Light is leaving for the town and asks his three daughters what gifts they would like to receive on his return (King, Fool, Princess, Princess 1, Princess 2
    • Act I Scene 2: Fool sings of chivalrous love to his marionette puppet (Fool)
    • Act I Scene 3: Prince Hatt pleads with his mother to set him free (Prince Hatt, Witch)
    • Act I Scene 4: The Fool explains to his puppet all the finer points of love's mysteries (Fool)
    • Act I Scene 5: The King and his escort encounter the Singing Tree (King, Servant)
    • Act I Scene 6: The Fool comments on the action so far (Fool)
    • Act I Scene 7: The Royal Court: On the King's arrival at the castle, the young princess runs to meet him (King, Princess, Princess 1, Princess 2)
    • Act I Scene 8: Prince Hatt's underground lair (Prince Hatt, Princess, Witch)
    • Act I Scene 9: The fool relates the events so far to his puppet (Fool)
    • Act I Scene 10: The Royal Court: The sisters demand to see the young Princess' betrothed (Princess, Princess 1, Princess 2, Witch, Fool)
    • Act I Scene 11: Prince Hatt's lair: The Princess gains the permission of the Prince to go to meet her father (Prince Hatt, Princess, Princess 1, Princess 2, Witch)
    • Act I Scene 12: The Fool comments on the action to his puppet and predicts the turn of events to come (Fool)
    • Act I Scene 13: The Royal Court: The King and the sisters convince the young Princess that she must meet her betrothed face to face at all cost (King, Princess, Princess 1, Princess 2, Fool)
    • Act I Scene 14: Prince Hatt's lair: The Princess shines a light on the Prince's face while he is asleep (Princess, Prince Hatt, Witch)
    • Interlude: The Fool comments on the action (Fool)
    • Act II Scene 1: The Princess' lament (Princess)
    • Act II Scene 2: The King comes across his daughter but does not recognise her at first (The King, Princess)
    • Act II Scene 3: The Witch's lair: The Witch curses the name of the Princess to Prince Hatt, blaming her for betraying her lonely, confused and despairing son (Witch, Prince Hatt)
    • Act II Scene 4: The Market: The Princess and the Fool have come to the market (Fruit Seller, Fool, Folks, Merry-makers, Princess)
    • Act II Scene 5: The Witch and the Princess battle for the heart of Prince Hatt (Witch, Princess)
    • Act II Scene 6: The Princess, clothed in tatters, meets Prince Hatt, who recognises her voice (Prince Hatt, Princess)
    • Act II Scene 7: The Fool comments on the action to his puppet, and relates events yet to come (Fool)
    • Act II Scene 8: The Witch invites the court to the wedding to witness her power - The Witch's destruction (Witch, King, Prince Hatt, Princess)
    • Act II: Epilogue: Autumn wind whistles in the tree. Prince Hatt and the Princess, now in old-age, reflect on all that has happened (Prince Hatt, Princess)

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