CHARACTERS

 
 

MILA
Tenor

In-shape, lean, muscular, 60’s, with long dark hair. He also plays himself at ages 4 and 15. The singer can be any age. There is something unique about Mila. He is gracious, direct, and often funny.
 

FATHER /
WHITE DEMON
baritone

30-ish, a successful trader, sympathetic but a bit naive.

 

MOTHER /
RED DEMON
soprano

A petty aristocrat—proud, manipulative, bitter, and vindictive. She is maybe late thirties, early forties. It doesn’t matter much the age of the singer.

 

AUNT /
GREEN DEMON
mezzo-soprano

Villainous, comical, rather vulgar—maybe 45.

 

UNCLE /
YELLOW DEMON
baritone           

Aunt’s masculine counterpart (her brother).

 

GENERAL /
BLUE DEMON
baritone

A trainer in boot camp, commanding and elegant. Forties.

 

MARPA
bass

Heavy-boned, powerful-looking physically, looks rural but is extremely canny. Maybe 50. He likes to play-act.

 

DAMEMA
soprano

Soft hearted complement to Marpa—the prosperous farmer’s wife, compassionate.

 

YOUNGEST ROBBER
high-tenor

An appealing student, 16 or 18.

 

OPERA CHORUS

Chorus of Monks / Young Men in Back: TENOR, BASS
Chorus of Villagers: SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR, BASS