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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.
Publisher
Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1995
Duration
1 Hours 50 Minutes
Chorus
Boys Choir
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)
CAST
Maid - mezzo
Plant Boy - boy soprano
Fairies - 2 Sopranos
Ogre - bass
King - baritone
Witch Mother - soprano
Fairy Vocals - soprano
Chorus - boys' choir

SYNOPSIS
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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