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Before Night Falls

Composer:
Jorge Martín
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Jorge Martín and Dolores M. Koch
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

based on the memoir by Reinaldo Arenas

Time:
late 20th Century
Place:
Cuba and New York City
Role Voice Part Classification
Rey Baritone L
The Sea/Rey’s Mother Soprano F
The Moon Soprano F
Pepe/Official Tenor F
Ovidio Tenor F
Lázaro Tenor F
Victor Bass-Baritone F
Peasant’s Mother Soprano B
A Peasant Tenor CB
Rebel Tenor CB
Man #1* Tenor CB
Man #2* Baritone CB
* Depending on the production, these two Chorus Bit roles might be omitted, and their actions, as indicated in the score, could be mimed by supernumeraries.
 
Minimum Chorus:  32
Divisi:  SATB