MILA, Great Sorcerer: Soprano Arias

for soprano and piano (2018)

Piano/Vocal Score

Included in this set of soprano arias are:

Mother's "Revenge Aria" (Act 1)
Damema's Aria ("This Precious Stone") (Act 2)
Red Demon Aria (Act 2)

by Andrea Clearfield

$25.00

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Description

Video


Andrea Clearfield: "MILA, Great Sorcerer" (Trailer)

Duration

c.13 min 30 sec

Premiere

January 12-13, 2019
New York, NY
Gerald Lynch Theater, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
PROTOTYPE Festival

Commissioner

Commissioned by Gene Kaufman and Terry Eder Kaufman

Instrumentation

soprano, piano

Text

Jean-Claude Van Itallie
Lois Walden

Program Notes

Opera Synopsis:

Folk hero, singer, and spiritual teacher, Milarepa has been venerated for one thousand years. But as a child, at his mother’s behest, he wields black magic against the relatives that stole his inheritance and destroys his entire village. His remorse sends him on a life journey from mass murder to enlightenment. After you’ve killed, how do you redeem your soul? Milarepa’s transformation and redemption into the most revered teacher of Tibetan Buddhism offer hope and spiritual wayfinding to all who regret acts of consequence and seek higher ground.