What Fickle Creatures We Humans Are aria from White Horizon
PDF score of What Fickle Creatures We Humans Are from White Horizon
Aria for tenor (or high voice) and piano
from the opera White Horizon
Length: 2 minutes
Score preview: coming soon
About White Horizon:
In 1893, Fritdjof Nansen, along with a crew of twelve and five years of provisions, set sail aboard the Fram with a plan most of his fellow explorers thought foolish: to freeze the ship into the pack ice and let the east-west currents of the Arctic ocean carry them to the North Pole. White Horizon tells the story of the expedition from the perspective of Nansen and fellow shipmate Hjalmar Johansen, and attempts to capture the hopes, fears, triumphs, and frustrations they experienced along the way. The third character in the opera is the ice itself, represented by musical motifs, particularly in the percussion, piano, and keyboard. The explorers’ interactions with the ice as both a companion and an adversary mirror humankind’s restless relationship with the natural world.
In What Fickle Creatures We Humans Are, Johansen is seized with both excitement and trepidation as he and Nansen prepare to leave the ship and strike out for the North Pole on foot.