I am delighted to share with you my recently completed chamber opera, Mrs. Manstey’s View. The work is based on a short story by Edith Wharton. In the opera, we meet a lonely old women who spends much of her time gazing out her third floor window. She soon learns that a nearby property owner plans to build an extension which would block her precious view…The opera’s themes of loneliness and isolation should have some relevance with today’s audiences in this time of COVD!
Attached you will find a portion of a perusal score. A link to a sound file of the opening section of the piece is also attached.The libretto, synopsis and piano score and full score are available on request.
The cast includes*:
Mrs. Manstey: Mezzo Soprano
Mrs. Sampson: Soprano
Mrs. Black: Mezzo Soprano
Nurse: Mezzo Soprano
Chorus of Boarders: Soprano, mezzo soprano, baritone
Chamber Ensemble: clarinet, violin, cello and piano
Total Duration: C. 35 Minutes
*Cast members may appear in multiple roles.