Le Villi (The Willis)

Opera

Writers: Giacomo Puccini Ferdinando Fontana

Overview

Show Information

Category
Opera
Number of Acts
2
Genres
Cast Size
small
Licensor
None/royalty-free
Casting Notes
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, late teen, young adult characters

Synopsis

Roberto and Anna's engagement is being celebrated in the house of the forest guard. However, Roberto must go to Mainz on legal matters. This is a bad omen for Anna. Soon, we see how the mermaid seduces Roberto and causes him to forget Anna. Then Anna dies of a broken heart. Anna's father, Guglielmo, mourns for his daughter. When Roberto repentantly returns, Anna's spirit appears and both are surrounded by other spirits. They compel Roberto to dance with Anna until he dies.

Lead Characters