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It’s a Wonderful Life [revised score]

Composer:
Jake Heggie
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Gene Scheer
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

Based on Philip Van Doren Stern’s story The Greatest Gift, and the Paramount Pictures film.

Classification is of the January 2018 revised score.

Time:
1916 - 1945
Place:
Bedford Falls, New York
Role Voice Part Classification
Clara Soprano L
Mary Hatch Soprano L
George Bailey Tenor L
Uncle Billy Bailey Tenor F
Mr. Potter Baritone F
Harry Bailey Baritone F
Angel Quartet Soprano S
Angel Quartet Mezzo Soprano S
Angel Quartet Tenor S
Angel Quartet Baritone S
Helen Soprano B
Mother Bailey Mezzo Soprano B
Mr. Martini Tenor B
Ernie Baritone B
Ed Baritone B
Young Mary / Janie * Child / Spoken B
Zuzu Child / Spoken B
Young George / Tommy * Child / Spoken B
Young Sam Child / Spoken B
Young Harry Child / Spoken B
Mrs. Thompson Soprano or Mezzo Soprano CB
Woman Soprano or Mezzo Soprano CB
Mrs. O’Malley Soprano or Mezzo Soprano CB
Mrs. Delgado Soprano or Mezzo Soprano CB
Randall Tenor CB

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Mr. Ruffino Tenor CB
Mr. Delgado Tenor CB
The Suitor Tenor CB
Man Baritone CB
* The roles of Young Mary with Janie, and Young George with Tommy, are combined as indicated in the score.
The role of A Voice was pre-recorded by the actress Patti LuPone. The recording, which use is required for any and all performance of the opera, is available from the Publisher. A credit to Ms. LuPone in all printed program materials should be given.
 
Minimum Chorus:  16
Divisi:  SATB