The musical legacy of Raymond Hanson

Jane Greer

Opera in a prologue and two acts, for vocal soloists, chorus and orchestra.  Roles require 1 soprano, 6 tenors, 7 baritones and 6 basses but singers take multiple roles

Text by James Thompson

Composed while in receipt of Senior Composers’ Fellowship from the Music Board of the Australian Council for the Arts  (three years prior to receiving a full salary at the Conservatorium)

Cover note:  “Music commenced: 11th June, 1963, and finished 28th March, 1964”