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Where the Wild Things Are

Composer:
Oliver Knussen
Original Language:
English
Librettist:
Maurice Sendak and Oliver Knussen
Description:
Fantasy Opera in One Act
Notes:

Based on the picture book by Maurice Sendak.
Classification is of the revised version of 1984.

Time:
Timeless (in Max’s dreams)
Place:
Max’s room; A Forest; The Island of the Wild Things
Role Voice Part Classification
Max Soprano L
Tzippy, the female Wild Thing Mezzo-Soprano F
Wild Thing with Beard Tenor F
Wild Thing with Horns Baritone F
Rooster Wild Thing Bass-Baritone F
Bull Wild Thing Bass-Baritone F
Mama Mezzo-Soprano S
Goat Wild Thing Tenor B
 
Minimum Chorus:  No chorus