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Working for the Macbeths

Music by: Johanny Navarro

Libretto by: Marcus Yi


Duration: 90 mins


Commissioned by: American Lyric Theater

Premiere: TBD

 


Shakespeare gets turned on his head through the eyes of the unnamed Gentlewoman

in the play Macbeth. Florinda is a lady-in-waiting to Lord and Lady Macbeth. After the

witches prophesize that she will be the downfall of her new employers, Florinda is

determined to fight fate and give the Macbeths the happy ending they deserve. Can she

fight destiny or is the play doomed to repeat itself?


FORCES


Singers:

Florinda; lady-in-waiting to Lord and Lady Macbeth - Mezzo-soprano

Lady Macbeth; wife to Macbeth - Dramatic Soprano

Macbeth; Husband to Lady Macbeth - Baritone

Macduff; Macbeth’s nemesis - Tenor

Witch 1, a.k.a. Mom; Florinda’s mom and an agent of evil - Soprano

Witch 2, a.k.a. Nana; Florinda’s grandmother and an agent of evil - Mezzo-soprano

Witch 3, a.k.a. Auntie Thomasina; Florinda’s aunt and an agent of evil - Bass-baritone

Madam Alice Tairik; French Principal of Madam Alice Tairik’s School for Ladies-in-Waiting - Coloratura Soprano

Banquo; Macbeth’s co-worker - Bass-baritone

Prince Malcolm; Son of King Duncan - Mezzo-soprano


Non-singing roles:

Duncan: King of Scotland

Soldiers


Orchestration:

Clarinet in Bb (Douboling to Bass Clarinet)

Basson

Trumpet in Bb

Trombone

Multi-percussionist

Violin 1

Violin 2

Viola

Cello

Contrabass

 

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