Viswa Subbaraman

Opera and Orchestra Conductor

The Witches of Venice (American Premiere)

  • Opera Saratoga 21 Roosevelt Drive Saratoga Springs, NY USA

How far would you go to find a true friend?

The King and Queen of Venice always wanted a child, but when two fairies grant their wish by giving them a magical plant that sprouts them an heir, they are repulsed by the thought of having a plant-boy as their son. The plant-boy lives a lonely life in the royal garden, until one day he hears that there is a little girl - very much like him - living in the Witch's Grand Palace. Feeling unwanted and unloved, the plant-boy escapes and sets off on a wild and whimsical adventure. He soon finds himself narrowly escaping captors, fleeing monsters, and ultimately finding a friend.

Glass brings this touching and charming story of adventure and friendship to life through inventive songs and exhilarating dances. It is one of his most creative scores, featuring fantastical music portraying skeletons, ogres, fairies, and of course... witches!