THE DIARY OF ADAM AND EVE
A RELUCTANT LOVE STORY
Libretto by the composer, after a short story by Mark Twain
THE DIARY OF ADAM AND EVE is a one act, 60 - 70 minute work in English or German. Based on the writings of Mark Twain, this quirky, humorous love story reveals the roots of a life-long love.
ADAM is content with the simplicity of life in the Garden, until a new creature arrives, who follows him around and talks incessantly. EVE thinks of herself as an "experiment," at whose core is a love of all things beautiful. She is intrigued by another "experiment" who is shaped like a carrot - and may be a reptile - but is possibly a man. The two learn to live with, and depend upon, each other, especially when forced out of their private paradise.
VENUE, CASTING & ORCHESTRATION
Requiring one male and one female singer, the keys and ranges for each part can be adapted to accommodate the company's specific needs or casting requirements.
Likewise, the work can be presented in a variety of orchestrations - piano solo, a six-piece chamber ensemble (flute, clarinet, violin, 'cello, piano, and percussion), or a 13-piece orchestra similar to those Britten used for his chamber operas.
It can be adapted to traditional stages, intimate black boxes, dive bars, multi-purpose public venues, and other non-traditional spaces. Also ideal and appropriate for church audiences and settings.
Frank Pesci’s compositions have been performed across North America and Europe. He has written nearly 100 works for the concert stage, including forty choral works, eleven song cycles, nearly twenty chamber and concert scores, and five operas. He lives in Cologne, Germany.