Ulysses Kay: Twentieth Century Composer

Operas > The Juggler of Our Lady

"The Juggler of Our Lady" was Kay's second one-act opera, created in 1956. Written for a larger ensemble than "The Boor," it calls for fifteen solo voices: one soprano, one boy soprano, two mezzo-sopranos, one contralto, three tenors, four baritones, and three basses, plus mixed chorus and orchestra.

The libretto was written by Alexander King, based on the book "The Juggler of Our Lady: A Medieval Legend," written and illustrated by R. O. Blechman, published in 1953.


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