Paul Max EdlinComposer | Artistic Director | Lecturer | Performer

Opera in two acts. 1986 (appx. 85’)
Libretto: Jonathan Kreeger, based on Oscar Wilde’s story The Fisherman and his Soul.
Principal roles: tenor, baritone, lyric soprano, mezzo-soprano, bass, counter-tenor, alto
Other roles: tenor, baritone, silent role, Chorus – – hp, celeste, 5 perc. – 3,3,2,3,1

This opera in two acts is a retelling of Oscar Wilde’s beautiful but sad tale of a fisherman’s love for a mermaid and how he seeks to be with her. In order to join this ‘other world’, so unfamiliar to him, he must part with his soul. Thus begins a tale that takes us through exotic realms but ultimately leads to tragedy.

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