When the Flame Dies
Genre: Stage opera and music theatre. Baritone, Mezzo, Tenor, Soprano, Counter-Tenor; ensemble flute (doubling alto, picc); clarinet (doubling bass); trumpet; horn; percussion; harp; piano; violin 1; violin 2; viola; cello; double bass
Description: A one act opera inspired by French poet and surrealist Jean Cocteau, and his film Orphée
Duration: 60 minutes
When the Flame Dies explores the life of French poet, novelist, artist and filmmaker Jean Cocteau and characters from his film Orphée in a fast-paced human drama. Love or creativity? The Poet must choose before the candle flickers and dies. Will he bring back his dead lover from the underworld, or choose art, creativity, and immortal fame?