The Story of the Bird Feng
About this work:
Prince Ta-Khai dreams one night of a beautiful maiden, but before he can ask her name, she has vanished. He wakes up devasted, and dedicates himself to finding his true love with the help of a magical companion, the Bird Feng. The Story of the Bird Feng is adapted from a Chinese fairy tale. It is the first in a series of three operas about love (The Story of the Bird Feng, The Tale of Cupid & Psyche, The Star Lovers).
Ta-Khai, Prince of Tartary--Tenor
The Bird Feng--Contralto
Sai-Jen, daughter of the Emperor of China--Soprano
Chorus of Ministers, Generals & Courtiers
Year composed: 1997
Ensemble type: Opera/Theater:Chamber Opera, Two or More Singers
Instrumentation: ,1 Soprano soloist(s), ,1 Alto soloist(s), ,2 Tenor soloist(s), ,1 Bass soloist(s), ,3 S soloist(s), ,3 SS soloist(s), ,3 A soloist(s), ,3 AA soloist(s), ,3 T soloist(s), ,3 TT soloist(s), ,3 B soloist(s), ,3 BB soloist(s), ,1 Prerecorded Sound (Tape/CD/Other) soloist(s)
Instrumentation notes: Work is for soloists, chorus, and pre-recorded electronics (from CD or DAT).