a monodrama in one actfor mezzo-soprano, clarinet, violin, and cello (2014)
|Commission||Commissioned by Opera Memphis for Ghosts of Crosstown at the 2014 Midtown Opera Festival|
|Premiere||April 4, 2014 Memphis, TN, Sears Crosstown (USA) Midtown Opera Festival 2014 · Conductor: Steven Osgood|
|Technical requirements||Abandoned is available as a full score with parts and a piano/vocal arrangement. The piano/vocal score can also be used as a vocal score for the instrumental version.|
|Staged performances of this work require licensing.|
Abandoned was commissioned by Opera Memphis as part of their Ghosts of Crosstown project. Composed October 2013-January 2014 in Memphis and Istanbul, it was premiered April 4, 2014 in Memphis by Opera Memphis at their Midtown Opera Festival. Its duration is approximately thirteen minutes. This dramatic work is about the abandoned Sears building in midtown Memphis. The building is a woman at 3 a.m. at night longing for the sun to come out. As the building has no sense of time, she is afraid that the sun will never come out again. She is anxiety ridden. There is desperation for the sun’s attention and love. There is passionate yearning with turbulent emotions. Doubts clash with kernels of hope.
- Kamran Ince