In Raoul’s Rescue Mission" (a short children's opera based on a children's book by the composer), the main character, a little mouse named Raoul, is forced to go on a mission to rescue his baby sister out of the claws of the mean neighbourhood cat, Tomcat.
The opera is to be performed by four singers. Tenor 2 and baritone are doubling roles as shown below and could for example change masks to make clear which character they are playing at any given time. BabySis’ (represented by a doll) 2-bar part, is sung off-stage by the soprano.
Tenor 1: Raoul
Tenor 2: Narrator/ComeOn/Sewer
1 Flute, 1 Oboe, 1 Clarinet in Bb, 1 Bassoon, 2 Horns in F, 1 Trumpet in Bb, 1 Trombone, 1 Tuba.
Percussion, 2 players: Bass Drum, Shaker, Suspended Cymbal, Woodblock, Xylophone, Glockenspiel.
1st and 2nd Violins, Violas, Cellos, Basses.
This is the orchestral score (parts are included). To hear a recording, please visit http://www.andrevanharen.com/raoul-opera-orchestra
Because this work has not performed yet, you will hear a digital recorded orchestra. The narration is done by Richard Schletty, the vocal parts are played by digital voices.