|Componist||: Michael John LaChiusa|
|Schrijver||: Michael John LaChiusa|
HELLO AGAIN is a series of love affairs among ten characters during the ten different decades of the 20th century. One character from each scene moves on to the next, seemingly dumping their old partner in favour of the new alternative. The series of vignettes begins in 1900 with a Prostitute soliciting an unwilling Soldier. The next scene takes place in the 1940s, and the Soldier, afraid of dying in the war, tussles with a sympathetic Nurse. Finally, the circle of lovers closes where it all began. A Senator quits his relationship with an Actress because of political liabilities, and then seeks the Prostitute from the first scene, whom he desperately wishes he could love. A tableau begins forming in the background, with all the couples singing “Hello Again” over and over in a moody recognition of love’s inescapable pull.
Running time approximately 90 minutes.
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Instrumentatie: Hello Again (full package)
Instrumentatie: Hello Again (piano only)
The Soldier, twenties to early thirties, High contemporary baritone
The Nurse, twenties, Sop
The College Boy, college-age, early twenties, High baritone
The Young Wife, late twenties to early thirties, Mezzo,
The Husband, forties, Baritone
The Young Thing, late teens, early twenties, High baritone
The Writer, early thirties, High baritone
The Actress, thirties to early forties, Mezzo sop. to high g,
The Senator, forties to fifties, Baritone to g
The Whore, ageless, Mezzo