Seven Dreams of Falling

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Seven Dreams of Falling is a new opera, based on the play of the same name by C. Scott Wilkerson.  In it, Icarus’s flight and destruction have become an annual Event, webcast and pay-per-view.  His engineer/physicist father Daedalus is proud of their maintaining the myth for the good of all.  Theseus, who must maintain his own annual myth of killing the Minotaur, is the team’s publicist, and Ariadne, Theseus’s jilted lover, is now a snarky feminist blogger.  But what happens when the young man wants out of his own myth?

as of August 14, 2014:

Act I

Dream One (18:19)

  • 1. “Let us joyfully gaze” – Chorus | piano score (pdf) | mp3 | orchestral mp3
  • 2. “Fly and fall” – Daedalus, Chorus | piano score (pdf) | mp3 | orchestral mp3
  • 3. “I am alone” – Icarus | piano score (pdf) | mp3 | orchestral mp3
  • 4a. “Hark, the sound of screaming fans” – Theseus, Daedalus, Ariadne | piano score (pdf) | mp3 | orchestral mp3
  • 4b. “My mother, bored and pampered” – Ariadne, Theseus, Daedalus | piano score (pdf) | mp3 | orchestral mp3
  • 4c. “And what of us”/”Let us joyfully gaze” – Daedalus, Theseus, Ariadne, Chorus | piano score (pdf) | mp3 | orchestral mp3

Dream Two

Dream Three

Dream Four

Act II

Dream Five

Dream Six

Dream Seven

 

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