November 22, 2015
NEC’s Jordan Hall
Tickets: $20-50

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

Written by Gunther Schuller. Libretto by John Updike.

Sung in its original English. 

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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.




Journey into Jazz

Richard Kelley, Trumpet
Nicole Kämpgen, Alto Saxophone
Don Braden, Tenor Saxophone
Edwin Schuller, Bass
George Schuller, Drums

The Fisherman and his Wife
Ilsebill, The Wife … Sondra Kelly (MEZZO-SOPRANO)
The Fisherman … Steven Goldstein (TENOR)
The Magic Fish … David Kravitz (BARITONE)
The Cat … Katrina Galka (SOPRANO)

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project
Gil Rose, Conductor