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Curlew River

Composer:
Benjamin Britten
Original Language:
English & Latin
Librettist:
William Plomer
Description:
Parable in One Act
Notes:

Based on the medieval No play “Sumidagawa” by Juro Motomasa

Time:
Medieval times
Place:
Curlew River (a fictional place in East Anglia)
Role Voice Part Classification
The Madwoman Tenor L
The Ferryman Baritone L
Abbot Bass L
The Traveler Baritone F
The Pilgrims 3 Tenors S
3 Baritones S
2 Basses S
The Spirit of the Boy Treble B
 
Minimum Chorus:  No chorus