(a bigfoot opera)
\Wood"land\, a. Of or pertaining to woods or woodland; living in the forest; sylvan.
\Ter`atol"ogy\, n. [Gr. ?, ?, a wonder, monster + -logy: cf. Gr. ? a telling of wonders, and F. t['e]ratologie.] That branch of biological science which treats of monstrosities, malformations, or deviations from the normal type of structure, either in plants or animals.
see Woodland Teratology
Launch Event pictures
Epping Hall, St. John's Road
This project is in conjunction with Michael Szpakowski, a multimedia artist in London. Michael is the brains behind this 5 Operas project.
I am working with a few artists on a downloadable cut and fold paper set. See the sketch.
The kids in the chorus have made small figures you can see here.
Here is the libretto-
by Bruce Conkle
Cast of characters:
Lumberjack (plaid shirt and axe)
Scientist (lab coat and binoculars)
Sasquatch (Nine or ten feet tall)
Some say he lives in the fifth dimension
And is a scout for aliens
This peaceful clever vegetarian-
Telepathic communications (with chorus)
You mean to say
Your monster wont hurt me-
And communicates telepathically?
A light fades up on Sasquatch, previously unseen, at rear of stage
Deep in Shasta*
Orbs are spinning
Giant energy vortex beacon
Shining through the Fifth Dimension
Telepathic communication (with chorus)
I have seen them on several occasions-
These great gentle beings
Civilized and foreseeing
Never seen one
Looked all over
Four leaf clover
Until I find one Disbeliever
Sasquatch and chorus:
Scientist: - (removed)
Incredibly large footed
Preposterous distinguishing feature!
Scientist leaves stage, then Sasquatch silently enters and crosses stage.
Inspired by Stan Johnson
* Mt. Shasta rumored home to many bigfoot.
See the 5 operas here