Three Arias

Three Arias
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  • AvP Number : 185
  • Composer : Leslie Uyeda
  • Canadian : Yes
  • Instrumentation : mezzo-soprano and piano
  • Format : score
  • Difficulty : difficult
  • Duration : 8:30
  • Pages (print) : 24
  • Pages (download) : 26

These arias are from the chamber opera When the Sun Comes Out composed by Leslie Uyeda with libretto by Rachel Rose. Set in an imaginary country called Fundamentalia, a country where violation of gender roles is punishable by death, the opera tells the story of a love affair between two women, Lilah – a wealthy married mother, and Solana – a gender outlaw and rebellious outsider. In “Lilah’s Lullaby” Lilah sings of her love for her daughter. In “Solana’s Hands” she bursts with a wild, ecstatic joy. “If we left, who would I be?” explains why she cannot flee her native land.

Also see the piano/vocal score and the orchestrated version of the full opera.