• Philip Glass
  • The Witches of Venice (1995)

  • Dunvagen Music Publishers Inc (World)

Commisioned by La Scala Opera House

An opera-ballet that was originally created for Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy.
Libretto (Italian) by Beni Montresor.

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  • Boys Chorus
  • Baritone, Bass, Boy Soprano, Mezzo Soprano, 4 Sopranos
  • 1 hr 50 min
  • English, Italian

Programme Note

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.