Schedule C

10 Days in a Madhouse

Rene Orth
Original Language:
Hannah Moscovitch
Opera in One Act

Loosely based on the 1887 book by Nellie Bly.
Privately published by the composer. Piano/vocal score dated 2018-2023.
A production of this opera requires audio and electronic effects, some of which are the result of the singers being electronically amplified and many of the sounds being manipulated.

19th Century
Asylum on Blackwell’s Island, New York
Role Voice Part Classification
Nellie / The Madwoman Soprano L
Lizzie * Mezzo Soprano L
Josiah Blackwell Baritone F
Nurse / Matron Soprano B
Madwoman #1 ** ** CB
Madwoman #2 ** ** CB
Madwoman #3 ** ** CB
Madwoman #4 ** ** CB
Madwoman #5 ** ** CB
Madwoman #6 ** ** CB
Madwoman #7 ** ** CB
* The score specifies this role to be sung by a Black performer.
** The score specifies the chorus of madwomen to reflect as much diversity as possible. Additionally, the chorus must include at least one member of Chinese or East Asian heritage, who can be coached to sing in Mandarin Chinese.
Please be advised: Contact AGMA for classification if you are combining roles, and/or for classification of unassigned lines, and/or for classification of any combination of Chorus and Solo bits from what has been performed previously.
Minimum Chorus:  9
Divisi:  SA