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Gordon, Ricky Ian THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE A New Opera Based on the Beloved Holiday Classic by Gail Rock ______________________________________

Libretto by Royce Vavrek Voices:

3Sop. 2Mezzo-Sop. Ten. Bar.; Juvenile Chorus (SAT)

Instrumentation:

1(Picc.) 1(E.H.) 2(2nd dbl. B.Cl.) 1(Cbsn.) – 2 1 1 0; Perc. Pno. Hp. Str.

Duration:

75'

Premiere:

November 30, 2017. Houston Grand Opera; HGO Resilience Theater, Houston, TX.

Commission:

Commissioned by the Houston Grand Opera.

Movements:

Prologue Scene One Interlude One (Snowballs) Scene Two (After Dinner) Scene Three (Caroling) Scene Four (Best Friends) Scene Five (School Christmas) Interlude Two (Journey of the Christmas Tree, Part 1) Scene Six (The House with a Christmas Tree) Scene Seven (Gentle Wisdom) Interlude Three (Journey of the Christmas Tree, Part 2) Scene Eight (A Gift, Not Charity) Scene Nine (Nativity) Scene Ten (A Surprise for Addie)

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Gordon: The House without a Christmas Tree  

A New Opera Based on a Beloved Holiday Classic by Gail Rock

Gordon: The House without a Christmas Tree  

A New Opera Based on a Beloved Holiday Classic by Gail Rock

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