The Furies (2005)

opera in one act on Aeschylus’ Eumenides, 90 minutes
Libretto by Sarah B. Ferrario (trans. from the ancient Greek)

 

Orestes is placed on trial at Athens for his mother’s murder, and is acquitted. Athena, appeases the Furies, who have prosecuted Orestes, by making them honored gods in Athens.

 

 

Instrumentation: flute, oboe, violin, viola, cello, piano, 1 percussion

 

Audio:

Let Pan Care for Her Thriving Flocks


Ah, Sisters, We Suffer!


Mother’s Blood Moves Me


Raise Up


Finale

Performers: Bridgid Eversole, soprano, James Rogers, baritone, Catholic University Opera Theater

 

PDF:
» excerpt I
» excerpt II

 

Opera website: http://music.cua.edu/furies

With streaming video and audio of the 2006 premiere production

 

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