PATRA in Concert. Mar. 23 at 7;30 pm at the Glenridge Performing Arts Center. Go to https://gpactix.com/ for tickets

Complete 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

Complete List of Numbers

Songs in English

Act I

Prologue

1. Like The Phoenix ....................  Patra

Act I: Scene 1

2. Hear My Humble Prayer...........  Patra

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

4. Careful Careful ........................ Patra, Charmain, Iras

 

Act I: Scene 2

5. What Shall I Do......................... Octavian

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

7. Welcome ................................... Hags with Octavian

8. The Tarot Cards......................... Hags and Octavian

9. Why Am I So Restless............... Octavian

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

 

Act 1: Scene 3

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

12. Iboga Bark ............................... Patra with Spirits

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

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

15. Come To Me.............................Patra and Marcellus

16. Octavian’s Surprise..................Octavian

17. Go Now ....................................Iras, Charmian, Marcellus

18. In The Darkness......................Marcellus

Act II

Act 2: Sc 1. Part 1

19. She Wakes..................................Iras, Charmian, Patra

20. The Ambush.............................. All

21. A Beautician’s Air..................... Iras

22. Octavian’s Doubts..................... Octavian

23. The Face Off ............................ All

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

 

Act 2: Sc 1. Part 2

25. Aftershock.................................. All

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

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

28. Her Arrow Pierced......................Octavian

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

30. I Am Egypt................................ Patra and Charmian

 

Act 2: Scene 2

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

 

Act 2: Scene 3

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

33. The Discovery Montage.............Marcellus, Octavian

34. Lead To Gold............................ All

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