Opera/Musical

Rapunzel (1987-88), a chamber opera based on the fairy tale by the Brothers Grimm

German libretto: Rüdiger Gollnick

English translation: Kate Waring

5 singers (SATTB)

8 instrumentalists: flute, bassoon, trombone, violin, viola, cello, contrabass, keyboards (1 player for harpsichord, harmonium, and celesta)

A*B*C* America Before Columbus (1991), a musical

play by Joseph Robinette

music/lyrics by Kate Waring

7-40 actor-singers and synthesizers or piano and instruments

Rings of Glory (1993-1998+)

idea: Philippe Delamare

words & lyrics: Waring & Delamare

2½ hour through-composed musical/comic opera, with more than 40 songs, telling the story of the Olympics from ancient Greece to today

singers, dancers, flexible instrumental ensemble

The Legacy of the Pioneers (1998)

-Libretto: Karin E. Seifert with Kate Waring

vocal soloists, male & mixed chorus, 5 instruments (clarinet in Bb, violin, cello, piano, vibraphone)

The Caravanserai (2004-05)

libretto: Don Mowatt

11 singers, 1 dancer, orchestra

Are Women People? (2013), a Comic Chamber Opera (companion to Porcelain&Pink)

Poems: Alice Duer Miller

Story, some dialogue: Kate Waring

soprano, mezzo, baritone, clarinet in Bb, cello, piano

Porcelain & Pink (2013), a Comic Chamber Opera (companion to Are Women People?)

text: F. Scott Fitzgerald

soprano, mezzo, baritone, clarinet in Bb, cello, piano

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