Rufus and Rita

A Chamber Opera for Young Audiences

Lauren Bernofsky (composer)


  • Treble 1 (in C or B-flat)
  • Treble 2 (in C or B-flat; alto clef part also provided)
  • Bass (in C or B-flat)
  • Piano
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Rufus and Rita is an adorable, light-hearted opera about a girl and her zany dog, commissioned by Reimagining Opera for Kids for in-school performances. The libretto features several forks in the road where the audience votes on what should happen next. The opera is scored for four singers of any voice range, plus a flexible chamber ensemble of piano with any two treble instruments and one bass instrument. C and B-flat transpositions are included for all three instrumental parts.
SKU: 441-41031
Ensemble: Chamber Opera
Duration: 30:00
Key: D major
Tempo: Animated (q = 126)
Commission Notice: commissioned by Reimagining Opera for Kids Kimberly Carballo, Director
Publisher: Theodore Presser Company
Product Type: Score and Parts
Page count: 176
UPC: 6-80160-66753-6
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