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Heloise and Abelard

opera in three acts, a prologue and an epilogue
libretto by Frank Corsaro
Product number: LSMC 50179-01
Edition: Performance material

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A poignant setting of the tragic love story between renowned 12th-century scholar Peter Abelard and his young student Heloïse. These lovers faced timeless issues: passionate love, jealousy, religious infighting, the institution of marriage, and the role of women in society.

Orchestral Cast, crot, xyl, mar, crash cym, large sus cym, h.h, large tam-t, tamb, s.d [with and without snares], tom-t, brake d, b.d, chimes, metal chimes, ratchet, high wdbl, slapstick, flexitone)-hp.pno-str(min:

Person Cast

Heloïse Hersind, Fulbert’s Niece · soprano - Peter Abelard, Parisian scholar · baritone - Fulbert, Canon, Uncle of Heloise · tenor - William of Champeaux, Archdeacon and friend of Fulbert · bass-baritone - Berthe, Nun at the Covent Le Paraclete · mezzo-soprano - the Abbess of the Convent Le Paraclete · non-singing - Denise, Abelard’s Sister and Astrolabe’s Foster Mother · mezzo-soprano - Jolivet, Priest · tenor - Astrolabe, Son of Heloïse and Abelard · baritone - Fool · tenor - Man · tenor - Male servant · tenor - Female Servant · mezzo-soprano - Dr. Salavados · non-speaking role - Four masked men · non-speaking roles - chorus of monks and nuns · SATB, minimum of 8 female and 10 male voices

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Heloise and Abelard
opera in three acts, a prologue and an epilogue
libretto by Frank Corsaro
Performance material
Schott Music
Year of composition:
140 ′
World Premiere:
April 24, 2002 New York, NY, Juilliard Theater (USA) · Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya · Staging: Frank Corsaro · Costumes: Christianne Meyers · Stage design: Franco Colavecchia
Commissioned work :
Commissioned by The Juilliard Opera Center

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LSMC 50179-01
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  • Heloise and Abelard
    Heloise and Abelard
    Conductor: Miguel Harth-Bedoya
    April 24, 2002 | New York, NY (United States of America) , Juilliard Theater — World premiere
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