Mona (opera)

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Louise Homer in Mona

Mona is an opera in three acts by composer Horatio Parker with an English libretto by Brian Hooker. The opera premiered at the Metropolitan Opera on 14 March 1912 after the work won the Met's composition competition in 1911.


Role Voice type Premiere Cast, 14 March 1912
(Conductor: Alfred Hertz)
Mona contralto Louise Homer
Quintus tenor Riccardo Martin
Enya mezzo-soprano Rita Fornia
Arth bass Herbert Witherspoon
Gloom baritone William Hinshaw
Nial tenor Albert Reiss
Caradoc tenor Lambert Murphy
Governor bass Putnam Griswold
Old Man bass Basil Ruysdael