Sands Of Time (Vocal Score)
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Sands of Time is an opera created by Welsh composer Peter Reynolds and librettist Simon Rees. It is credited by Guinness World Records as the shortest opera on Earth at 3 minutes and 34 seconds. Reynolds said the piece was intended to "match the boiling of an egg" and "to create a piece which bore the same relationship to opera as a miniature does to a full-length portrait...It included all the component parts of an opera - overture, introductory chorus, arias and recitative - though in highly condensed form". The opera debuted on March 27, 1993 in Cardiff city centre.
Characters: Stan - An arrogant husband (Baritone), Flo - His wife (Soprano), Chorus of 4 Pool Girls (Sopranos)
Scene: A suburban kitchen in the 1990's
Orchestra: Flute, 2 Oboes, 2 Saxaphones, Bassoon, Trumpet, Percussion.