The Fisherman and His Wife

Gunther Schuller

November 22, 2015 3:00PM
NEC’s Jordan Hall

The Fisherman and His Wife

By Gunther Schuller

Libretto by John Updike

Concert, Sung in English

Presented in partnership with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in memory of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Gunther Schuller (1925-2015).


In this family friendly opera, a fisherman’s greedy wife pushes him to ask for more and more favors from an enchanted fish he had thrown back into the sea. When the wife finally demands too much, the fish takes away all he has granted, and the couple returns to their simple home having learned a valuable lesson.

“This is proof that…opera can certainly flourish in Boston.”


Cast and Creative

Sondra KellySondra Kelly
The Wife
Stephen GoldsteinStephen Goldstein
The Fisherman
David KravitsDavid Kravitz
The Magic Fish
Katrina GalkaKatrina Galka
The Cat
Gil RoseGil Rose


Photos and video by Kathy Wittman / Ball Square Films.