MUSIC THEATER AND OPERA

 


A SECOND CHANCE
RASPUTIN
GEORGETTE'S LAST REHEARSAL
HESTER PRYNNE AT DEATH
JOHN ADAMS IN AMSTERDAM: A Song for Abigail

 

 

A SECOND CHANCE

Book, lyrics and music by Terry Quinn
Starring Ann Johnson
Directed by Jack Marshall
Arrangements by Allen Farnham

Productions at The Marquee Lounge, Washington, DC, 1982; York Lane Theater, Savannah, GA, 1983; Colonnades Theater, NYC, 1984

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 

RASPUTIN

Book, lyrics and music by Terry Quinn
Starring Brannon Hall-Garcia and Elizabeth Evans
Directed by Ann Johnson
Arrangements by Allen Farnham

Productions in New York City at Kaye Playhouse and Tower Theater, 1987; and Sullivan Street Theater, 1997

 

Dayle Berke, Steve Mulqueen, Michael Alhonte, Brannon Hall-Garcia and Ann Johnson
Ann Johnson as Czarina Alexandra
Patrick Jones as Czar Nicholas
 

 

 


 

GEORGETTE'S LAST REHEARSAL

Book, lyrics and music by Terry Quinn
Starring Ann Johnson and Michael Tilford
Arrangements by Allen Farnham

Radio production on WBAI, 1997

 


 

HESTER PRYNNE AT DEATH

A Chamber Opera

Libretto by Terry Quinn
Music by Stephen Paulus
Directed by Ben Levit

Workshop production, featuring soprano Elizabeth Dabney:
An Appalachian Summer Festival, Boone, NC, 2003

 

Terry Quinn, Elizabeth Dabney and Stephen Paulus Cast and creators

 
 

World premiere, featuring soprano Elizabeth Dabney:
Kaufmann Concert Hall at The 92nd Street Y, NYC, 2004

"Thoroughly engaging. ... Hester Prynne at Death began fulfilling its potential in the section called 'Chillingworth', the second of seven, wherein Hester's repetition of her estranged husband's name indeed seemed to bring us right to the core of her mental processes. ... [Composer Stephen] Paulus provided motoric, genuinely threatening instrumental writing. He also brought authentic drama to the choral pieces, both the agitated accusatory ones 'Goodwives' and 'The Harlot Prynne', and the serene, mournful 'Pastor Dimmesdale'."

Opera News Online

 

 

 

 

Cast party following world premiere:
Composer Stephen Paulus
Soprano Elizabeth Dabney Librettist Terry Quinn

 


 

JOHN ADAMS IN AMSTERDAM: A Song for Abigail

 

A Dramatic Song Cycle for Baritone and String Quartet

Libretto by Terry Quinn
Music by Gary Fagin
Directed by Terry Quinn

World premiere, featuring baritone Richard Lalli:
The Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, 2005

 

 

 

World premiere performance, attended by Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands
Richard Lalli and the Matangi String Quartet
Baritone Richard Lalli
as John Adams
Richard Lalli, Gary Fagin and Terry Quinn:
photos by Chris Van Houts

 

 

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