King Fisher

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(Tippett: The Midsummer Marriage). Bar. A business tycoon, father of Jenifer. A rather aggressive figure, he is opposed to his daughter's wedding to Mark. When she disappears in search of spiritual fulfilment, he assumes she has eloped and tries to follow her. He enlists the help of a clairvoyant, Mme Sosostris, and is warned not to tamper with nature or try to alter its course. He tries to kill Mark, but himself drops dead (presumably from a heart attack). Created (1955) by Otakar Kraus.

Subjects: Opera.

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