Well, that wasn’t so hard, was it?
I’m posting this, although I am under no illusion that it’s finished. There are passages that I know are going to get changed; I just feel it.
However, for the time being, Icarus’s first dream aria, “I am alone,” is complete.
After the confident glories of the first two numbers, Icarus cannot stay out of tonal ambiguity. He is happy to be where he is, and he believes that. However, his accompaniment is not so sure; it confronts him with doubts and forces him to contemplate that perhaps this gig is not all it’s cracked up to be.
I look forward to the projection designer’s solutions to Icarus’s flight.
Note: I changed the vocal line to a French horn in order to check a couple of notes, and I left it that way. It’s actually clearer and keeps me hearing an operatic tenor rather than that fuzzy little synth voice thing.