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Echo & Narcissus

About

Echo & Narcissus is a chamber opera in one act by composer Kevin March with a libretto by Jane Montgomery Griffiths. The opera was commissioned by Victorian Opera (Melbourne) and premiered in 2021.

 

Based on a story from Book III of Ovid’s Metamorphosis, Echo & Narcissus tells the stories of the mountain nymph Echo and the object of her affection, Narcissus who both undergo devastating and shattering experiences that transform them into something beautiful.

 

In 2022 Echo & Narcissus won the Green Room Award for New Australian Opera at the 39th Annual Green Room Awards.  

First Performance

17 March, 2021, Victorian Opera, Arts Centre Playhouse, Melbourne, Australia.
Director: Sam Strong, Conductor: Simon Bruckard.

 

Cast

Echo: soprano
Narcissus: baritone
Nymph Chorus (SSMMAA)

 

Orchestra

Flute/Alto Flute

Viola

Harp

Percussion (1 player)

 

Scores

Piano vocal and full scores are available from the composer. 

To requestx these scores, please click here.

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