The Fisherman and His Wife
Composer: Gunther Schuller
Librettist: John Updike
Other Artistic Personnel: Patton Campbell (Set & Costume Designer)
Work Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2420&St
Premiere Date: May 07, 1970
Producing Company: Boston Opera Company
Description: A simple fisherman’s wife induces him to ask for more favors from a great fish he has caught and thrown back into the sea. When the wife demands to play God, the couple loses everything but is happy anyway.
Character List (Major): Fish
Fisherman
Wife
Cat
Length: 01:00
Total Acts: 1
Orchestration: fl(pic,afl), ob(ca), cl(Ebcl,bcl), asx + barsx, bsn (cbsn) - 2 hrn, tpt, tbn, tba - 2 perc - egtr, hp, cel(pf), eorg - str
Musical Style: Musical styles ranging from jazz and rock to twelve-tone elements.
Contact: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Composer Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2419&St
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com
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