Opera/ballet in one act. 1996 (appx. 90’)
Libretto: Patricia Debney, based on the Tales of the Thousand Nights and One Night
Principal Roles: mezzo-soprano, baritone. Non-acting voices: coloratura soprano, soprano, contralto, tenor, baritone, bass
188.8.131.52 – flghn 0.2.1.0 – hp, pno, 3 perc, – 2vv, 2vla, 2vc, 1db, 5 off-stage crotales
The Tales of a Thousand Nights and One Night are well known. This stage work combines opera and ballet to allow us to enter into the heady relationship between Shariar and Scheherazade, while her tales come to life in dance as surreal tableaux that ultimately change him from monster to man.