Libretto: Caitlin Vincent
Premiere: Megan Ihnen, mezzo-soprano, Fifth House Ensemble
Duration: twenty minutes
Instrumentation: female voice, actor, flute, violin, violoncello, piano
A (melo)dramatic scene for female voice, actor, and chamber ensemble REBECCA MANCHESTER (female voice): A wealthy socialite and amateur opera singer. Becomes increasingly drunk and increasingly unstable over the course of the piece. THE BUTLER (non-singing actor): The epitome of stoicism, unfailingly loyal to his mistress.