Agamemnon (1999-2001)

opera in one act on Aeschylus’ Agamemnon, 100 minutes
Libretto by Sarah B. Ferrario (trans. from the ancient Greek)

 

King Agamemnon of Argos, leader of the Greek armies in the Trojan War, returns home triumphantly, only to be murdered by his wife, Queen Klytemnestra

 

Orchestra: 2222/2221/2 perc/hp/kybd/strings

Chamber ensemble: violin, cello, piano, 1 percussion

 

Audio:

Lies!


Ten Years Ago


A Woman Abandoned


You Lie Here in a Spider’s Web

Performers: Jessi Baden, mezzo-soprano, Catholic University Opera Theater

 

Opera website: http://music.cua.edu/agamemnon

With streaming video and audio of the 2003 premiere production

 

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