Hi Folks. So we finished a new audio demo yesterday of a song from Act I of The Mapmaker’s Opera entitled, ‘Dark Night of The Soul‘.
We were privileged to have Michael Lampard sing the role of Edward Nelson for us again, and we introduce to you on this track, the young Australian music theatre tenor, Luigi Lucente, in the role of Roberto Duarte.
The song is male duet for the characters of Nelson and Duarte. It is now “..next week” as Very Useful has uttered in the closing dialogue of the song previous to this (‘Under Her Spell’) and we are relocated to the Duarte hacienda. It is early evening. Nelson and Roberto are in Roberto’s study. Nelson expresses his growing tiredness and struggle to find the strength to complete his task of mapping the bird population native to the Yucatán peninsula. The world, as he recognises, is changing and his ability to adapt to it becoming ever more difficult to reconcile. He is also starting to question whether any of his previous accomplishments have really amounted to anything of lasting value (“I remember the first time I approached the coast of Alaska…”). Roberto gently remonstrates with Nelson, suggesting he need only a short respite from his workload to reinvigorate himself. Continue Reading →