Harriet Hilda Paredes

Harriet cover
Text/libretto by
Mayra Santos-Febres and Lex Bohlmeijer
Duration
90 mins
Composed
2018
Published
2018
Categories

Opera & Theatre Opera

Instrumentation
1 Soprano, 1 Mezzo Soprano, 1 Percussion, 1 Anvil, 1 Bass drum, 2 Cowbells, 1 Cymbals, 1 Guiro, 2 Maracas, 1 Sleigh Bells, 1 Snare drum, 1 Suspended Cymbal (Medium), 1 Tam-tam, 5 Temple Blocks, 3 Tom-Tom, 1 Triangle, 1 Vibraphone, 1 Whip, 2 Wind Chimes, 1 Rainstick, 1 Marimba, 1 Guitar, 1 Violin, 1 Electronics

for soprano, alto, percussion, violin, guitar and electronics

Programme note

An opera, a musical and theatrical portrait of the African American freedom fighter Harriet Tubman (ca. 1822-1913), who saved countless slaves. 

The libretto is based on poetry by Mayra Santos-Febres and a selection of dialogues by Lex Bohlmeijer.

'Harriet' was produced by Muziek Theater Transparant with funds provided by Operadagen, FONCA, Coordinación de Difusión Cultural UNAM,Festival Internacional Cervantino and The Composers’ Fund, a PRS for Music Foundation initiative in association with Esmée Fairbairn Foundation.

The score will be available for sale and the parts for hire after the exclusive series of initial performances. 

Premiere
Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ Amsterdam, October 3rd, 2018, by Claron Macfadden (Harriet), Naomi Beeldens (Alice), Hermes Ensemble, Mónica Gil Giraldo, electronics, conducted by Manoj Kamps and directed by Jean Larnonerie with video by Miwa Matreyek.
Performances
  • 27 May 2019 |

    Operadagen Rotterdam, NL

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 21 May 2019 |

    Operadagen Rotterdam, NL

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 28 Apr 2019 |

    deSingel, Antwerpen, BE

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 4 Dec 2018 |

    Théâtre croix-Rousse Lyon, FR 

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 20 Nov 2018 |

    Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield, UK  

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 9 Nov 2018 |

    Music Den Bosch, NL

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 19 Oct 2018 |

    Teatro Miguel Covarrubias at UNAM in Mexico City, MX

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 17 Oct 2018 | 6:00pm |

    Teatro Principal in Guanajuato, MX

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 3 Oct 2018 |

    Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam NL

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble

  • 2 Oct 2018 |

    Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Amsterdam NL

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    Claron McFadden, Naomi Beeldens and the HERMES ensemble