fl, tpt, vlc, hp, perc, pno, pno-perc; sop, tenor, baritone soloists, sop/bar support roles; SAB chorus;
Chamber Opera in two acts.
Libretto by Robert Fahrner after the anonymous fourteenth-century poem of the same name; duration: 1 hour, 30 minutes. Winner of the Fromm Foundation Prize, Aspen Music Festival. Fahrner was able to carry the alliteration of the original poem into the libretto in such a way that the word choice became a powerful tool for characterization.