Lysistrata, or The Nude Goddess is an opera in two acts by composer Mark Adamo. The work is based on Aristophanes's fifth century BCE play Lysistrata. The opera had its world premiere at the Houston Grand Opera on March 4, 2005. It was subsequently produced in March 2006 at the New York City Opera, and it will be produced in San Francisco by Ensemble Parallele in February 2013.
|Role||Voice type||Premiere Cast,
4 March 2005
(Conductor: – Stefan Lano)
|Lysistrata (Lysia)||soprano||Emily Pulley|
|Nikias (Nico)||tenor||Chad Shelton|
|Bion/First Geezer||baritone||Daniel Cilli|
|Alpheus||tenor||Arturo Chacón Cruz|
|Philo/Second Geezer||bass-baritone||Nikolay Didenko|
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