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Philip Glass

Publisher: Chester Music

The Witches of Venice (1995)
commisioned by La Scala Opera House
Work Notes
An opera-ballet that was originally created for Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. Libretto (Italian) by Beni Montresor.
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1 Hours 50 Minutes
Boys Choir
English, Italian
Solo Instrument(s)
1 Soprano, 1 Soprano (optional), Mezzo Soprano, Tenor, Bass, Boy Soprano, Narrator (optional)
Programme Note
Philip Glass The Witches of Venice (1995)
Maid - mezzo
Plant Boy - boy soprano
Fairies - 2 Sopranos
Ogre - bass
King - baritone
Witch Mother - soprano
Fairy Vocals - soprano
Chorus - boys' choir

A collaboration between award-winning children's author Beni Montresor and composer Philip Glass, "The Witches of Venice" tells a fantastical story of a little boy's search for friendship and his encounters with fairies, monsters and witches in the magical city of Venice.

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