Production Description and Staging

The concert touring production is directed by the composer. There is no set. The two on-stage singers stand in a row at microphones. The performers do not move about the stage. The emphasis is on the singing. Electronics and mixing board are at the back of the house.

Sound System: House amplification, stage monitors, mixing console and basic sound-processing equipment to be furnished by the presenter. Other sound-processing and tape-playback equipment travels with Company.
Set-up and rehearsal in theater prior to first performance: 6 to 10 hours.
Set-up, performance and strike crew to be provided by presenter: 1 or 2 people.
Dressing rooms: space for 1 woman and 2 men.

PERFORMANCE DURATION: about 90 minutes

S.Ashley in Foreign Experiences

Company Fee
Plus Travel of Personnel (round-trip or point to point, negotiable)
Plus Hotel Rooms for 3 people

Performance History

Albuquerque, March 27, 2007: 36th John Donald Robb Composers' Symposium at The University of New Mexico

The John Donald Robb Musical Trust
Composers' Symposium

Dr. Christopher Shultis, Artistic Director
Department of Music
MSC04 2570
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Miami Beach, March 15-16, 2002: Subtropics Festival

Gustavo Matomoros, Artistic Director
SFCA's interdisciplinary Sound Arts Workshop
P.O. Box 01-5298
Miami, FL 33101

"For Ashley, inobtrusive form is ideal for the delivery of thought-provoking content. He eschews the romantic plots of traditional opera to plumb the depths of the psyche, sculpting a vast landscape of surreal concepts, storylines, and characters. Sometimes shocking in their intensity, the operas can range from poetic transcendence to humorous everyday experience."
— John Anderson, Miami New Times

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