THE GOLDEN TICKET

 

Commissioned by American Lyric Theater, Lawrence Edelson, Producing Artistic Director and Felicity Dahl

 

115 minutes

Published by Music Link International

Atlanta Opera
Atlanta Opera
Opera Theatre St Louis
Opera Theatre St Louis
New York Workshops
Squirrel Mistress Sketch
Violet Blueberry Sketch
New York Workshops
Opera Theatre St Louis

THE GOLDEN TICKET

an opera

 

 

Music by Peter Ash

Text Adapted by Donald Sturrock

 

The Golden Ticket is an ambitious new opera by American composer Peter Ash and British librettist Donald Sturrock, based on Roald Dahl's best-selling modern fairy tale Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. Since the story was first published in 1964, three generations around the world have grown up with this fable of a small boy, a chocolate factory and its mercurial owner, Willy Wonka.

Scenes from the opera were workshopped at the National Theatre, where Trevor Nunn praised its ambitious imagination, attractive melodies and the "richness of its challenging conceptual effects." Sir Simon Rattle also salutes the piece: "It's an impressive achievement, full of musical imagination, colour and invention. I love it. It should make the perfect family opera." 

The Golden Ticket - Atlanta Opera

Audience response

CAST LIST

Boy treble

Bass-baritone

Soprano

Contralto

Tenor

Bass

Countertenor

Mezzo-soprano

Mezzo-soprano

Baritone

Soprano

Tenor

Charlie 

Willy Wonka / Mr. Know

Grandma Georgina / Mrs. Gloop 

Grandma Josephine / Mrs. Teavee 

Grandpa Joe 

Grandpa George / Mr. Beauregard

Mike Teavee

Candy Mallow / Squirrelmistress

Veruca Salt 

Lord Salt

Violet Beauregard

Augustus Gloop

Adult Chorus of Gargoyles, Factory Workers, Townsfolk and Oompa Loompas

 

Children's Chorus of Turkish Squirrels

 Developmental Support for The Golden Ticket was provided in the United Kingdom by The Royal National Theatre Studio

and The National Endowment for Science Technology and The Arts

ORCHESTRATION

12 soloists, chorus, children's chorus, 

chamber ensemble (23 players)

 

RECORDINGS

Atlanta Opera/Peter Ash

Albany Records

For more about Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory:

http://www.roalddahl.com/roald-dahl/stories/1960s/charlie-and-the-chocolate-factory

PERFORMANCES

WORLD PREMIERE

Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, June 2010

 

EUROPEAN PREMIERE

Wexford Festival Opera, October 2010 

Atlanta Opera, March 2012