The Wings of the Dove
Composer: Douglas Moore
Librettist: Ethan Ayer
Other Artistic Personnel: Donald Oenslager (Set Designer)
Patton Campbell (Costume Designer)
Christopher West (Director)
Julius Rudel (Conductor)
Original Cast: Regina Sarfaty (Kate)
John Reardon (Miles)
Dorothy Coulter (Milly)
Norman Kelley (Lord Mark)
Martha Lipton (Aunt Maud)
Paul Ukena (Homer)
Mary LeSawyer (Susan)
Richard Fredericks (Steffens)
Maurice Stern (the Lecturer)
Frederic Milstein (Giuliano)
Work Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2420&St
Premiere Date: October 12, 1961
Producing Company: New York City Opera
Description: 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.
Character List (Major): Kate Croy (mz)
Miles Dunster (bar)
Milly Theale (s)
Lord Mark (t)
Homer Croy (bar)
Aunt Maud Lowder (con)
Character List (Minor): Susan Stringham (s)
A Lecturer (t)
Guiliano (Major-Domo) (bar)
Minstrel (Madrigalist) (t)
Bit Parts: Steffens (bar)
Museum Guard (pantomime)
Length: 00:45
Total Acts: 2
Chorus: Madrigal chorus (AGMA minimum 6)
Orchestration: 2 fl (pic), 2 ob (ca), 2 cl (bcl), 2 bsn - 3 hrn, 2 tpt, 2 tbn - timp, perc - str
Ballet/Dance: Women for ballet
Contact: G. Schirmer, Inc.
Address: 257 Park Avenue South, 20th Floor
New York, NY 10010
E-mail Address: pm@schirmer.com
Phone: 212-254-2100
Composer Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/default.aspx?TabId=2419&St
Publisher Web Site: http://www.schirmer.com/
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