Little Women: Technical Details



Mark Adamo - Little Women

Duration 2 acts: 120’
Principals 11 (10, with doubling):
S/S/S[=Mz]/Mz/Mz/Mz/T/B/B/B-Bar.
The March sisters:
Jo Low Lyric Mezzo-Soprano
Meg Lyric Mezzo-Soprano
Beth Lyric Soprano
Amy Lyric-Coloratura Soprano
Their lovers:
Laurie (Theodore Lawrence) Lyric Tenor
John Brooke Lyric Baritone
Friedrich Bhaer Bass-Baritone (or Mezzo-Contralto)
Their elders, and others:
Alma March Lyric Mezzo-Soprano (or Soprano)
Gideon March/Mr. Dashwood Bass-Baritone
Cecilia March Dramatic Mezzo-Soprano (or Mezzo-Contralto)
Quartet of Female Voices SSAA
Instrumentation
  • Flute (doubling Piccolo and Alto Flute)
  • Oboe (doubling English Horn)
  • Clarinet in A (doubling Bass Clarinet)
  • Bassoon (doubling Contrabassoon)
  • Horn in F
  • Percussion (1 or 2 players)
  • Piano (doubling Celesta and Synthesizer)
  • Harp
  • Strings

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