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
18.104.22.168 – 22.214.171.124 – 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.