• Lars Johan Werle
  • Dreaming about Therese (1964)

  • AB Nordiska Musikforlaget (UK, Eire, South Africa, Israel, Australasia, Germany, USA and Canada only)

Opera in two acts, fourteen scenes, for staging in the round.
Unavailable for performance.

  • 1131/1110/perc/hp/pf/3vn.db; amplification
  • 2 Baritones, Bass, Mezzo Soprano, 2 Sopranos, 2 Tenors
  • 1 hr 10 min
  • Lars Runste
  • English, German, Swedish

Programme Note


Thérèse de Marsanne, just back from convent school, resumes a two-way sadomasochistic relationship with her foster-brother, hunch-back Colombel. Having inadvertently killed him in the course of a sexual encounter she promises the clerk, Julien, shy and long obsessed with her beauty, to give herself to him, if he will throw the corpse into the river. He does and jumps in after it, prevented by conscience from fulfilling his longing for Thérèse.