John Musto                      Composer/Pianist

                                LATER THE SAME EVENING


Musto captures  the bittersweet  aura of the  piece  perfectly in a score  that never  wastes a note or a moment of the audience's time. His accessible but sophisticated style has many roots in  American musical  theater -- which makes the passing references to the hit show the characters are presumably  watching all the more delicious -- but the flow of conversation and mood is  elegantly captured in a score that combines an unerring feel for smart text setting and pointed instrumental commentary that is both melodically graceful and harmonically pungent. Musto's many songs are treasures of the American repertory, and here he establishes himself with even more distinction as a skilled opera composer.  -  Musical America

Cast:


Elaine O'Neill, soprano


Ruth Baldwin, soprano


Valentina Scarcella, coloratura soprano


Rose Segal, soprano or mezzo-soprano


Estelle Oglethorpe, mezzo-soprano


Thelma Yablonski, mezzo-soprano


Jimmy O'Keefe, tenor


Sheldon Segal, tenor


Joe Harland, baritone


Ronaldo Cabral, baritone


Gus O'Neill, bass-baritone

Instrumentation:


Flute (Piccolo)


Oboe (English Horn)


Clarinet


Bass Clarinet


Bassoon


2 Horns


Trumpet


Trombone


2 Percussion


Piano


Strings

Later the Same Evening (Complete)

Onyu Park sings Ruth's Aria

Adam Hall sings Jimmy's Aria (2)

Claire Kuttler sings Elaine's Aria

Jenna Lebherz and Ethan Watermeier sing the Final Scene

Jenny Chen sings Valentina's Aria

Adam Hall sings Jimmy's Aria (1)

Claire Kuttler sings Elaine's Arietta

The Company sing the Rain Octet