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Lion, the Unicorn and Me, The

Composer:
Jeanine Tesori
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
J.D. McClatchy
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

based on the children’s book by Jeanette Winterson

Time:
The very first Christmas
Place:
On the way to, and in, Bethlehem
Role Voice Part Classification
Angel Child Soprano L
Mary/Carmen Mezzo-Soprano L*
Joseph/Stagehand Tenor L*
Donkey Baritone L
Unicorn/Weaver Soprano F*
Lion/Butcher #2 Bass F*
Flamingo/Brother #2/Horse/ Silk Merchant #1 Soprano S*
Cat/Brother #1/Silk Merchant #2 Mezzo-Soprano S*
Hippo/Holy Man/Dog/Water Seller Tenor S*
Elk/Camel/Butcher #1 Baritone S*
Innkeeper/Ox/Shepherd Bass S*
Conductor ** B***
*Combined roles
**Can be sung by any voice category
***If the Conductor is sung by an artist other than the conductor of the piece, it is a solo bit
 
Chorus Notes:  

Children’s chorus (divisi)

With the exception of the Angel and the Conductor, all SATB ensemble music is to be sung by the other roles listed, each singing the appropriate voice part in the ensemble music.

The audience also sings in one small part of the opera.