Vera Of Las Vegas

Daron Aric Hagen

Text by Paul Muldoon
Score and Audio CD
Instrumentation: Tenor, Baritone, Soprano, Male Soprano, Keyboard
Item Number: VS1
Number of Pages: 126
Publisher: Carl Fischer Music
Print Status: In Print


Quick Overview

To a phantasmagoric libretto by Paul Muldoon, Daron Aric Hagen has crafted an extraordinary post-modern music theater piece that draws on a cornucopia of musical styles, classical and popular. Set in a night club in Las Vegas, Vera involves four characters whose alienation from themselves and each other leads to bizarre consequences. The cast includes two suspected IRA operatives on the lam, undercover agents and the title character, a sensationally portrayed African-American Transvestite. The cleverness of the libretto is matched by Daron Hagen's richly imagined and characterful music, by turns wild and touching. The published vocal score includes the complete compact disc "original cast recording" (with libretto) that has recently been released on the CRI label.

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Facsimile of a page from the working libretto
Facsimile of a page from the composer's manuscript
Characters, Orchestration, Setting
Author's Notes
Production Information
Scene One
Scene Two
Scene Three
Scene Four
Scene Five