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Douglas Moore

Publisher: G. Schirmer

The Wings of the Dove (1961),
Text Writer
Libretto by Ethan Ayer, based on the novel by Henry James.
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1961
Duration
1 Hours 57 Minutes
Chorus
madrigal chorus of 6 or more women for ballet
Language
English
Soloist
Mezzo soprano, 4 Baritones, Alto, Lyric Soprano, Soprano
Solo Instrument(s)
Tenor, silent role
Programme Note
Douglas Moore The Wings of the Dove (1961),
Synopsis:
Kate Croy has no money, so she cannot wed Miles Dunstan, who instead marries the rich and frail Milly Theale. Miles hopes to inherit Milly’s wealth when she dies. Milly is told of Miles’s unscrupulousness, but she forgives him and expires. Miles then refuses to marry Kate unless she renounces his newly acquired fortune. She refuses and the couple separates.

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