Video Extract-Electric Lenin (2006)

This  hour-long Chamber Opera to a libretto by Janis Balodis was premiered in November 2007, starring Jason Barry-Smith (Baritone) and Gaye MacFarlane (Mezzo Soprano). It is scored for full orchestra but in this production electronic instruments were substituted except for live  Violin (Shenton Gregory), Guitar (Gerard Mapstone),  Flute (Karen Lonsdale) and Trumpet (Clint Allen). This production features visual design (video projections) by Craig Walsh, design by Kathryn Sprout and lighting by David Murray. The director was Patrick Nolan, with Production by NORPA. (see Review section).

In this scene Samuel (Electric Lenin) relives his wife’s death after a long illness, her apparition comforts him but reality returns.

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