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.
30-ish, a successful trader, sympathetic but a bit naive.
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.
Villainous, comical, rather vulgar—maybe 45.
Aunt’s masculine counterpart (her brother).
A trainer in boot camp, commanding and elegant. Forties.
Heavy-boned, powerful-looking physically, looks rural but is extremely canny. Maybe 50. He likes to play-act.
Soft hearted complement to Marpa—the prosperous farmer’s wife, compassionate.
An appealing student, 16 or 18.
Chorus of Monks / Young Men in Back: TENOR, BASS
Chorus of Villagers: SOPRANO, ALTO, TENOR, BASS