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Scene and Aria for Operatic Alto, Let Me Weep from The Hero and the Damned

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By James Nathaniel Holland

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Vocal Solo, Voice - Level 4 - Digital Download
Composed by James Nathaniel Holland. Broadway, Contemporary, Musical/Show, Opera. 9 pages. James Nathaniel Holland #37329. Published by James Nathaniel Holland (A0.730211).

Item Number: A0.730211

Operatic scene and aria for the neglected Alto,"Let me Weep"(Duration: 5' 56")from the 21st Century opera "The Hero and Damned" (The Story of Perseus and Medusa)Music and Libretto by James Nathaniel Holland Video presentation on

Entire Opera demo presentation: website:

SCENE SYNOPSIS:Danae (alto) is older now. She is being prepared as a bride for a wedding, but the occasion is not a happy one. She is to married to the tyrant Polydektes, king of Seriphos. She looks off into the distance, recalling her life and her anguish at losing her only beloved son, Perseus. The thought of it all practically drives her to madness. She attempts to kill herself, but cannot do it, which brings us into her aria of dispair, "Let me weep, my cruel fate."Sound clip is with orchestration, but offered as sheet music with a piano/vocal score.This aria is available orchestrated with parts.

OPPORTUNITY ALERT!: Composer is looking for accomplished soprano, dramatic mezzo-soprano, 2 tenors and/or alto to record some of the arias from this opera for demos. Benefits include free two-week lodging with meals and transportation to site included in the Costa Rican mountains for two, free professional piano accompanist, free publicity. Great for music retreat. If interested buy the score, send a sample of your singing and contact JNH directly.

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