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"Precari" Clip 2
Seeded by lyricomposer on 27 Mar 2009
Author: lyricomposer
Boško Brkic (Serbian) and Admira Ismic (Moslem) were killed by sniper fire in May 1993, while fleeing the Bosnian conflict. Brent Straughan's "Precari" is an operatic depiction of their imagined lives. In this scene, done in "concert opera" form, Admira has put her 2 young nephews to bed and is saying goodbye to them while they sleep, and promising to retrieve them first thing, after she and Boško have made their escape. The Civic Orchestra of Victoria premièred this scene in Oct 2007, in Victoria British Columbia. Conductor: George Corwin, Soprano (Admira) Nancy Washeim, Leader: Raya Fridman, Harp: Josh Layne Video: Frances Straughan and Tony Warburton, Audio: David Conrad -closed captioned (surtitles)
Composer: Brent Straughan
Period: 20th Century