Sub-titled ‘an immoral fable in five acts and entr’actes’, Sin is a piece of musical theatre which ironically, or perversely, inverts the Seven Deadly Sins into Seven Deadly Virtues., and features characters such as Sir Raphael Rasher de Bacon, Rhubarb, Dr Herbert E. Vore, and Frank McLintock. The conductor has a speaking part. A Composer and Librettist also appear as characters. There is dialogue, songs and musical interludes, like a Singspiel.
Sin is highly disrespectful, satirical, wild, and descends into mayhem. Written in 1978, as a commission from the Victorian State Opera.
photo of Evelyn Krape, Jan Friedl and a Pig
photo courtesy of Victorian State Opera