La famosa invasione degli orsi in Sicilia

chamber opera in two acts, Libretto by Nathan Singer, based on the children’s novel by Dino Buzzati (2011)

flute, oboe (doubles english horn), clarinet, bassoon,
percussion (timpani, piano, snare drum, tam-tam, glockenspiel), onstage snare drum,
2 1st violins, 2 2nd violins, 2 violas, 2 violoncelli, 2 contrabbassi

Cast:
Re Leonzio: baritone
Tonio: soprano
Il Granduca: tenor
Professore DeAmbrosiis: mezzo-soprano
Orso Salnitro: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)
Orso Babbone: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)
Orso Teofilo: tenor (or soprano)
Orso Smeriglio: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)
Orso Frangipane: tenor (or soprano)
Orso Gelsomino: baritone (or mezzo-soprano)
Sire di Molfetta: tenor
Un Gufo: soprano

Choruses:
Treble Chorus
Mixed Chorus

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