New Music video. I Am Egypt - for Cleopatra, Ensemble, piano, oboe and percussion

Cleopatra sings of how her fame gets in the way of a plan to escape in disguise.

List of Characters

Parts for Casting

PATRA

Cleopatra - Pharaoh of Egypt
Mezzo - Soprano

IRAS

Trusted Lady-In-Waiting
Soprano

CHARMIAN

Senior Lady-In-Waiting
Mezzo - Soprano

MARCELLUS

Centurion in Roman Army
Tenor

OCTAVIAN

Roman Consul and General
Bass - Baritone

DANCER

Optional Numbers

With permission From Cairo With Love and Khedr

OVERVIEW

 

This thrilling new opera filled with enchanting melodies brings to life the seductive world of Cleopatra.

 

 

Having defeated his rival Marc Antony, General Octavian marches into Egypt determined to make Cleopatra his slave.

 

 

But Cleopatra is determined to somehow save herself and her four children. Her only hope is to win the love of a third Roman Consul and General, Octavian.

 

 

Can she do it?

 

 

With comedy, intrigue and an epic battle of wills, this popular sounding opera reveals the woman behind the legend...

 

 

And her influence over the man who becomes Augustus Caesar.

 

Highlights of PATRA

Descriptive Tags

#Strong Role for Leading Lady   #Strong Role for Leading Man   #Minority Casting   #Operatic/Opera Comique   #Opera in English   #Musical Drama   #Period Piece/Historical    #Egypt   #Roman Empire   #Original Libretto   #Social Themes    #Melodic/Romantic/Classical

Other Information

Cast Size:    Small (1-10)   Medium (5-21).  No Chorus

Vocal Demands: Moderate   Challenging.

Dance Requirements: Extensive   Minimal.

Good For: Opera Companies  Professional Theater  College/University  Amateur/Community  Religious Organizations

List of Numbers

Act I

1. Here He Comes .....................  Iras, Charmian, Marcellus

2. Escaping Rome........................Patra, Charmian, Iras

3. Hear My Humble Prayer...........  Patra

4. Hags in Rags............................. Patra, Charmian, Iras

5. Careful Careful ........................ Patra, Charmain, Iras

6. What Shall I Do......................... Octavian

7. The Sword of Antony ............... Marcellus & Octavian

8. Welcome ................................... Hags with Octavian

9. The Tarot Cards......................... Hags and Octavian

10. Why Am I So Restless............... Octavian

11. Octavian’s Plan ........................Octavian, Marcellus, Hags

12. Looks Like I Won A Race..........Marcellus

13. Iboga Bark ............................... Patra with Spirits

14. A Voice In The Air................... Patra, Charmian, Iras, Marcellus

15. To Bed .....................................Iras, Charmian, Patra, Marcellus

16. Come To Me.............................Patra and Marcellus

17. Octavian’s Surprise..................Octavian

18. Go Now ....................................Iras, Charmian, Marcellus

19. In The Darkness......................Marcellus

Act II

20. She Wakes..................................Iras, Charmian, Patra

21. The Ambush.............................. All

22. A Beautician’s Air..................... Iras

23. Octavian’s Doubts..................... Octavian

24. Meeting With Patra ................. All

25. Encounter With A Cobra.......... Dance/pantomime

26. Aftershock................................. All

27. What Do You Wish To Ask....... Octavian, Patra

28. Oh I Have Lived For Love......... Patra

29. Her Arrow Pierced......................Octavian

30. The Plan ....................................Marcellus, Iras, Charmian, Patra

31. I Am Egypt................................ Patra and Voices

32. Go Back...................................   Marcellus, Octavian, Iras, Charmian

33. Like The Phoenix Montage....... Patra, Iras, Charmian

34. The Discovery Montage.............Marcellus, Octavian

35. Lead To Gold............................ All

Upcoming Events

There are no upcoming events at this time.