Opera Reductions

All arrangements are “bespoke,” written specifically for the ensemble at hand.  Conductor’s score matches parts exactly, and is not a marked up copy of the original full score.  Other titles are available on request and with sufficient advanced notice.  Prices upon inquiry, depending on size of company, number of performances, venue, ticket price, etc.   Most reductions have been used at least twice and edited for errors, but we strive to be responsive to any last-minute problems you may have.

Bellini:  I Capuleti e i Montecchi
flute, clarinet, basoon, horn, violin, cello, bass, piano/conductor  [Corleone Opera, tour of Czech Republic]

Bizet:  Carmen (both dialogue and recitative versions)
14 players:  1+picc/1+E.horn/1/1  1/1/1/0  keyboard (harp, minimal harmonium, cued timpani), percussion (timpani cued in keyboard or in percussion)  [California Opera Association, Lyric Opera Virginia]

Gounod:  Roméo et Juliette
flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, bassoon, 2 horns, trumpet, keyboard, strings  [Skylight Opera, Milwaukee]

Mozart:  La clemenza di Tito
flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, cello, piano  [dell’Arte Opera Ensemble]

Mozart:  Le nozze di Figaro
flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet (optional), harpsichord, 1/1/1/1/1

Mozart: Die Schauspieldirektor
clarinet (or violin), cello, piano  [New York Metro Vocal Arts Ensemble]

Mozart:  Die Zauberflöte
flute, oboe, 2 clarinets, basoon, keyboard (glockenspiel, minimal piano and harmonium, cued timpani), cello, bass (also available [in progress]) for full string quintet  [West Edge/Berkeley Opera, dell’Arte Opera Ensemble]

Strauss: Ariadne auf Naxos
18 players:  flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, keyboard (harmonium, piano, harp, etc.), percussion, 4 violins, 3 violas, 2 cellos, bass  [West Edge/Berkeley Opera, Opera Nuova (Edmunton)]

Chamber version (11 players):  flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, keyboard, violin, viola, cello, bass  [dell’Arte Opera Ensemble, Opera Atelier]