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Gawain is an opera with music by Harrison Birtwistle and the libretto by David Harsent. The story is based on the Middle English romance Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. The opera was a commission from the Royal Opera House, London, where it was first performed in 1991.

Roles

  • Morgan Le Fay, King Arthur's half-sister (soprano)
  • Lady de Hautdesert, wife of Bertilak (mezzo-soprano)
  • Arthur, king (tenor)
  • Guinevere, Arthur's wife (soprano)
  • A Fool (baritone)
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  • Agravain, a knight of King Arthur's Court, Gawain's brother
  • Ywain, a knight of King Arthur's Court, Gawain's brother
  • Gawain, a knight of King Arthur's Court, (baritone)
  • Bishop Baldwin (countertenor)
  • Bedevere, a knight
  • The Green Knight/Bertilak de Hautdesert (bass)

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