• 2(pic)2(ca)2(bcl)2/3220/timp.perc/str
  • madrigal chorus of 6 or more women for ballet
  • Mezzo soprano, 4 Baritones, Alto, Lyric Soprano, Soprano; Tenor, silent role
  • 1 hr 57 min
  • Libretto by Ethan Ayer, based on the novel by Henry James.
  • English

Programme Note

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.