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Composer(s): Ned Rorem (23 Oct 1923)
Work identifier: M13394
Real Name: A Childhood Miracle
Display Name: A Childhood Miracle
Composed: c. 1951
First Performed: c. 1955
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Librettist(s): E. Stein, after N. Hawthorne's 'The Snow Image'
Mvt. 1Introduction - Scene: 'It's too bad Primrose couldn't come'  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Baritone, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 2Scene: 'It's snowing! It's snowing!'  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 3Duo: 'Oh Peony, you look just like a snow image!'  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 4Scene: 'Now, tell me about your husband'  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 5Duo: 'Oh, Violet, how beautiful he begins to look!'  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 6Aria: 'Oh, Violet, his arms are so strong now!'  (Soprano, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 7Scene: 'Tell us, tell us about your trip'  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 8Scene: 'Peony, I have a wonderful idea'  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 9Scene: 'I wasn't aware until the funeral...'  (Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 10Scene: 'Just what do you think you're doing...'  (Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Opera Orchestra)
Mvt. 11Finale: 'We must follow the children...'  (Soprano, Mezzo-soprano, Tenor, Baritone, Opera Orchestra)
Composer(s): Ned Rorem (23 Oct 1923)
Recording identifier: M2147499932
Real Name: A Childhood Miracle
Display Name: A Childhood Miracle
Composed: c. 1951
First Performed: c. 1955
Genre: Opera + Operetta
Genre Type: Opera
Period: 20th century
Instrumentation: Opera Orchestra
Librettist(s): E. Stein, after N. Hawthorne's 'The Snow Image'
Ensemble: Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Conductor: Ray Evans Harrell
Label: Newport Classic
Catalogue Number: NPD 85594
CD Media ID: 7421
Mvt. 1Introduction - Scene: 'It's too bad Primrose couldn't come' 
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Madeline Tsingopoulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Mary Cidoni (Mezzo-soprano)
Peter Castaldi (Baritone)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 2Scene: 'It's snowing! It's snowing!' 
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Madeline Tsingopoulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 3Duo: 'Oh Peony, you look just like a snow image!' 
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 4Scene: 'Now, tell me about your husband' 
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Madeline Tsingopoulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Mary Cidoni (Mezzo-soprano)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 5Duo: 'Oh, Violet, how beautiful he begins to look!' 
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 6Aria: 'Oh, Violet, his arms are so strong now!' 
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 7Scene: 'Tell us, tell us about your trip' 
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Patrick Greene (Tenor)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 8Scene: 'Peony, I have a wonderful idea' 
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Patrick Greene (Tenor)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 9Scene: 'I wasn't aware until the funeral...' 
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Patrick Greene (Tenor)
Mary Cidoni (Mezzo-soprano)
Madeline Tsingopoulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 10Scene: 'Just what do you think you're doing...' 
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Mary Cidoni (Mezzo-soprano)
Madeline Tsingopoulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Patrick Greene (Tenor)
Peter Castaldi (Baritone)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra
Mvt. 11Finale: 'We must follow the children...' 
Darcy Dunn (Mezzo-soprano)
Mary Cidoni (Mezzo-soprano)
Michelle Couture (Soprano)
Madeline Tsingopoulos (Mezzo-soprano)
Patrick Greene (Tenor)
Peter Castaldi (Baritone)
Magic Circle Opera Orchestra