Madam Adam

(2017)

a mini opera based on palindromic word-play

Instrumentation
Soprano - Madam
Tenor - Adam
Bass  - Dr Awkward
Actor - Patient 

Piano 


Description

The libretto for Madam Adam is a concoction of single-word palindromes and palindromic sentences which have been forged to create a single scene. The scene is set in Dr Awkward’s consulting room - a tired old shrink. He and his secretary - Madam - prove themselves to be less than professional in the care of a slightly mad young man calling himself Adam - “’Tis Ivan on a visit; drab as a fool, as aloof as a bard!”.

 

First performance

17.03.17

Upper Chapel, Sheffield

Opera on Location

Commissioned by
Classical Sheffield

A Platform 4 & Opera on Location collaboration for the Classical Sheffield festival 2017

Score & parts

Available to purchase as a digital download.

Email: Jenny 

Duration 4 minutes