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Published on Apr 7, 2014
"Merchant of Venice" opera, Andre Tchaikowsky, Act 3 TV Broadcast. The opera is in three acts and epilogue.
This video of Act 3 of the "Merchant of Venice" is from a TV broadcast of the world premiere performance that took place on July 18, 2013.
André labored for 24 years on his opera "The Merchant of Venice." Except for a few pages of orchestration, the work was complete at his death. It was completed and published, in both full score and piano reduction, using the memorial fund established by his friends and literary executors.
The opera is written in three acts and Epilogue, based on the Shakespeare play. The forces for the 2-1/2 hour opera are: Cast: Jessica - High Soprano (Kathryn Lewek) Portia - Mezzo- Dramatic Soprano (Magdalena Anna Hofmann) Nerissa - Mezzo-Soprano (Verena Gunz) Antonio - Counter-Tenor (Christopher Ainslie) Bassanio - Tenor (Charles Workman) Lorenzo - Lyric Tenor (Jason Bridges) Shylock - Baritone (Adrian Eröd) Salerio - Baritone (Adrian Clarke) Solanio - Bass (Norman Patzke) Gratiano - Bass (David Stout) Duke of Venice - Bass (Richard Angas) Orchestra: Augmented Full Orchestra (Music Director, Erik Nielsen)