April 25-27, 2003

The Benjamin T. Rome School of Music

at The Catholic University of America

presented the University Premiere production of

a new American opera:

 

                                                                                                       ©2001, Dan Ferrario

opera in one act

based on the ancient Greek tragedy by Aeschylus

 

 

Music by Andrew Earle Simpson

Libretto by Sarah Brown Ferrario

translated directly from the ancient Greek

 

Agamemnon, the gripping Greek tragedy set at the close of the Trojan War, stages the triumphant return home of King Agamemnon, the leader of the victorious Greek army, and his brutal murder at the hands of Klytemnestra, his wife.  Regarded as Aeschylus' masterpiece, Agamemnon now breathes new and powerful life in a vivid operatic setting by composer Andrew Earle Simpson and librettist Sarah Brown Ferrario.  The opera Agamemnon, created with the utmost possible fidelity to the ancient model, links music and dance in an integral connection, as both aspects participate fully in the presentation of the tragedy.

 

 

 

For further inquiries about Agamemnon, you may e-mail the composer directly at simpson@cua.edu.