||A Scene from a Chamber Opera
|I-Catalogue NumberI-Cat. No.
|Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp.
||Federico García Lorca (1898-1936)
|Average DurationAvg. Duration
|Composer Time PeriodComp. Period
||soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, organ (or piano)
||Characters ENRIQUE, tenor HIS WIFE, soprano AN OLD WOMAN, contralto VOICES OF THEIR SEVERAL CHILDREN, spoken & pre-recorded
The Parting is based on a fragmentary play by Federico García Lorca. Enrique is going on a journey and he will be away ‘for a long time’. His wife watches from a window and the voices of his children cry out for presents. An old woman appears and offers to help with his luggage. As they disappear into the distance, the wife and children are left alone.
Scene: outside the house