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Agamemnon Takes a Bath

Written in:
1989
Duration:
6'
Instrumentation:
baritone (in a bath-tub), trombone, piano and actress
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Written for the Garden Venture project of Covent Garden, Royal Opera House in 1989.

Premiere

Premiered in 1990 at the Royal Court Theatre, London by Robert Hayward, baritone, Martin Harvey, trombone and Rachel Byrt, piano.

Programme Note

Comic music-theatre piece. Original text inspired in the Aeschillus tragedy by Nicholas Till. In the Summer of 98 I was invited to take part in a new music project organised by Covent Garden and Dartington Summer School.

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Four composers and writers, a group of singers and a couple of accompanists were joined in this adventure (The Garden Venture) to produce a series of music theatre pieces, which were performed at the end of our two weeks stay. AGAMEMNON TAKES A BATH, was first created then, firstly written only for baritone and piano in response to a project given in the form of a map of Greece and the title.