COMPLETE LIST OF SOMTOW'S STAGE WORKS

Mae Naak (2003)

Mae Naak (2003)

 

JUVENILIA

 

Brand (1969-70) based on Ibsen's play of the same name.  Completed in short score.  Manuscript lost. Legend says that a copy exists in the archives of den Norske Opera, to whom it was submitted, but it has not been found.

Michelangelo (1973) went into rehearsal at Cambridge with conductor James Ellis, choir master Robert Saxton, Jacek Strauch in the title role - production petered out for lack of funds and organization - as yet unperformed

Interfaces (1975) Fragmentary science fiction opera.  Libretti composed for three operas in a seven-opera 'heptalogy'.  Only about 10 minutes of fully orchestrated score survive.

 

PRODUCED OPERAS

 

Kaki (1997) a ballet.  Score created electronically.  Premiered at the Royal Orchid Sheraton, Bangkok.

Madana (2001) first performance Bangkok Opera, under composer's direction

Mae Naak (2003) first performance Bangkok Opera, under composer's direction, revised 2005, 2011 for subsequent revivals

Ayodhya (2006) first performance Bangkok Opera, directed by Hans Nieuwenhuis, conducted by composer

The Silent Prince (2010) first performance Houston, Texas, conducted by Viswa Subbaraman; second production for Opera Siam directed by the composer, conducted by Trisdee na Patalung

Reya - The Musical (2012) first performance Bangkok, Aksra Theatre, conducted by Trisdee na Patalung

Suriyothai (2013) a ballet-opera, first performance Opera Siam, directed by the composer, conducted by Trisdee na Patalung

Mahajanaka (2014) a ballet-opera in four tableaux, music adapted from Mahajanaka Symphony (1999) premiere July 2014 Bangkok, conducted by Trisdee na Patalung

Dan no Ura (2014) first performance scheduled for Bangkok by Opera Siam August 2014, directed by the composer, conducted by Trisdee na Patalung

The Snow Dragon (2014) first performance scheduled for Skylight Theater, Milwaukee, March 2015

Bhuridat: The Dragon Lord (2015) first performed Bangkok, May 22-24

Suwana Sama, the Faithful Son (2015) first performance Bangkok, Dec 5, 2015

 

currently in progress:

 

Pob — The Musical  (adapted from a Thai ghost tale)

Helena Citrónová  (based on a true story) - scheduled January 2017

Nemiraj - The Chariot of Heaven - scheduled June 2016