The story behind the creation..........................
"This entire opera began with a dream I had. It took place in what
I believe was the early 1400's. The dream centered around a French
warrior named Treseblu- He was a noble prince and was sought out by Cordahan,
who was ruler of Spain. Historically, I am not sure if Gaul and Spain
were at odds during this time but war between these two rulers was
imminent and this conflict eventually took Treseblu's life. In my
dream I was crying outside of a tower leaning over Treseblu , who I'm not
sure was my son or lover, but nevertheless was grief-stricken over this
When I awoke, everything seemed so clear. Not only experiencing the
pain of loss but hearing the children of the court crying in fear,
feeling the dirt under my knees as I leaned over Treseblu, the
sensation of the heat and the putrid smell of death that brought
many flies swarming all around --and there were so many--not the glamour
of the medieval days at all. I remember crying outside the tower
which once was my home but now was my prison - a beautiful castle from the
outside but inside was damp, cold and dark.
I could go on but you get the idea. Following this dream, I
wanted to recapture as many of these memories and feelings as possible-
for in the dream although there was only one small frame of life revealed,
my being remembered all the events of that life, and this opera
attempts to relive as much of these memories as possible.
Whether this was an actual enactment of a past life or was symbolic of
my constant personal struggle against corruption, my inspiration was
nevertheless driven by this experience. It has also set my feet once again
upon the path in search of Treseblu".