Adult Sex-Ed Salon theme for this evening: How has your sexual expression changed as you have gained experience?
Attendees will get to submit questions anonymously and the audience will share experiences and insights. I will provide suggestions based on studies and what I have learned through my private practice.
THREE WAY – Opera
I attended a workshop of Masquerade with an attendee of the Salon. He suggested I invite attendees to stage the excerpts we heard from this opera. It would be a featured presentation at the Salon and last approximately 15 minutes.
Audio Demo Arias from the opera:
Music by Robert Paterson
Libretto by David Cote
ABOUT THE WORK
Three Way is a triptych on the future of love: android lovers, BDSM and the final frontier: multiple partners. Each act maintains a balance of humor and drama, as contemporary characters collide at the intersection of power and desire.
(3 singers: soprano, tenor and baritone)
Not so far in the future, Maya (soprano) lives with her android lover, Joe (tenor). This interactive programmed Companion looks and sounds human—only better. Still, Maya wants more complexity from Joe. She has technician Dax (baritone) come by to install new experimental software, with surprising results.
(2 singers: mezzo-soprano and baritone)
Mistress Salomé (mezzo-soprano) is a high-priced dominatrix in a private dungeon, and today she has a new client (baritone), a cocky businessman. Even though he’s the one who pays to be humiliated, he’s prickly and aggressive. The “session” goes to places no one expected.
(8 singers: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, tenor, countertenor, baritone, bass-baritone)
A party is taking place at a country mansion. It’s not a dinner gathering or holiday celebration: it’s a masquerade. People from all walks of life come to shed outside selves, put on a mask and push the limits of erotic expression. Tonight four couples will face their deepest taboos.
Sexy, funny and a little bit shocking, Three Way combines complex but tonal music, witty storytelling and high theatrical values.
Duration: 2hrs 45mins (including two intermissions)
Instrumentation: eight-singer cast and chamber ensemble: 2 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, tenor, countertenor, baritone, bass-baritone, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, 2 violins, viola, cello, bass, percussion, piano (doubling synthesizer), conductor.
Publisher: Bill Holab Music