Large Choral Works to be staged with Puppets
Date: November 23, 2013
I am looking for repertoire ideas for amature SATB chorus, professional soloists, instrumental ensemble and professional puppet theater company. We would like to collaborate and create a performance art work by combining chorus and puppets. I need ideas of large choral works, or sets of smaller ones that would allow us to either tell a story with puppets or do abstract movement. These can include operas with large choral presence, oratorios, children's works etc. Details:
1. chorus would sing from behind a scrim / screen. Puppets would be in front of screen in full view of audience.
2. Could include orchestra and soloists.
To give you an idea of my thinking here are some sample ideas: Amahl and the Night Visitors, Dido and Aneaus (Purcell) and Venus and Adonis (Blow). Most of these do not work because of the limited choral parts. Themes could include fairy tales, mythical creatures, vaudeville type stories etc.
What I need are ideas of specific repertoire that would fit this setting.
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