BASED ON THE NOVEL BY E.M. FORSTER
A young woman is torn between social convention and her heart in this beloved story set in Florence, Italy and the English countryside. British humor and Italian passion are combined into a sweeping, life-affirming romance that will set your heart soaring
Shorter version without singing
Longer version with singing
“…A Room with a View seethes and soars…a strong sense of theatricality, especially when film-like lusciousness underscored big dramatic peaks.”
“Nostalgia runs through the music of A Room with a View as deeply as it saturates E.M. Forster’s romantic novel….one hears fleeting recollections of Respighi, Sibelius, and more often, lush Hollywood music of the 1940’s…”
Offering up to 6 soprano roles, this work will be useful to many university opera programs.
5 or 6 sopranos, 1 mezzo soprano, 2 or 3 tenors, 2 baritones, 1 bass-baritone plus supers. No chorus
2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets, 2 Bassoons
2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 Trombones,
Bass trombone, Percussion, Harp, Strings.
Get a detailed synopsis.
Purchase a DVD of the opera from the Newport Classic label.
Free download of Lucy's aria from the end of Act One. Perfect English aria to use for auditions.
A CD of excerpts has been released by the Albany Label. Available from Albany, Spotify, Amazon, iTunes. There are also links here to free You Tube selections.
Learn about composer Robert Nelson and librettist Buck Ross
For perusal materials, performance rights, and any other questions.
The opera is in two acts. Act One runs approximately 50 minutes and Act Two approximately 70 minutes.
Act I: 6 scenes in 5 locales in Florence, Italy around 1908
Act II: 9 scenes in 5 locales in England, some months later.
Projection design available for rental.