Tom Johnson

Opera in one act
Libretto van Tom Johnson
Wereldpremière 16 mei 1972, Cubiculo Theater, New York

DE NEDERLANDSE OPERASTICHTING STUDIO / 1973-1974

   
muzikale leiding  Jochem Slothouwer 
regie Jan Bouws 
   
Soprano  Mary Willems 
Contralto  Anke Brokstra 
Tenor  Henk Kooijmans
Baritone  Richard Barrett
Bass  Lieuwe Visser 
   
pianobegeleiding  Jochem Slothouwe 
   
voorstellingen  4 november 1973 - Orpheus, Apeldoorn 
  11 november - De Kolk, Assen 
  9 december - Diligentia, Den Haag 
  15 juni - Gemeentemuseum, Den Haag* 
   
  *'The Four Note Opera' maakte deel uit een double-bill samen met 'The Old Maid and the Thief'. 
   
  Volgens componist Tom Johnson in 2004: 
  "This opera, my first, was premiered in 1972 in a little theater in New York called the Cubiculo, and it was an immediate success, taken over later that year by CBS-TV, then by the Netherlands Opera for a European premier the following season, and subsequently by other opera groups, both professional and non-professional, each year thereafter."