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Shalimar the Clown

Composer:
Jack Perla
Original Language:
English and Kashmiri
Librettist:
Rajiv Joseph
Description:
Opera in Two Acts
Notes:

based on Salman Rushdie’s 2005 novel

Time:
20th Century
Place:
India and Los Angeles
Role Voice Part Classification
Shalimar (Noman Sher Noman) Tenor L
Boonyi Kaul / India Ophuls Soprano L
Max Ophuls Baritone F
Peggy Ophuls Mezzo-Soprano S
Firdaus Noman Contralto S
Gopinath Razdan Tenor S
Bombur Yambarzal Tenor S
Abdullah Sher Noman Baritone S
Pyraleyl Kaul Baritone S
Bulbul Fakh Bass-Baritone S
Mystic Blind Woman Contralto B
Zahir Tenor B
Clumsy God Bass B
Solo Sopranos (3) Sopranos (3) CB
Solo Altos (3) Altos (3) CB
Solo Tenors (3) Tenors (3) CB
Solo Basses (3) Basses (3) CB
Brother #1 Tenor CB
Brother #2 Tenor CB
Cowardly Giant Bass CB
Policeman #1 Spoken CB
Policeman #2 Spoken CB
Boy Spoken CB
 
Minimum Chorus:  32
Divisi:  SATB