Project Description

Operas

Dantons Tod, op. 6 [Danton’s Death]
Opera in Two Parts

1 Soprano, 1 Mezzo-soprano, 3 Tenors, 2 Baritones, 1 Bass, 1 Bass Buffo, 5 further roles, mixed chorus

3/2/2/2 – 4/3/3/1 – Pk., Schl. – Str. Tam-Tam behind the scenes
full-lenght opera
W: Boris Blacher
Universal Edition

Der Prozeß, op. 14 [The Trial]
Opera in Nine Pictures

Text after Franz Kafka adapted by Boris Blacher and Heinz von Cramer
1 Soprano, 1 Mezzo-soprano, 4 Tenors, 2 Baritones, 2 Basses, a few smaller roles
full-length work
3/2/2/2 – 4/3/3/1 – Pk., Schl. – Klav. – Str.
W: Karl Christian Jensen und Oskar Pfister
BOOSEY & HAWKES/BOTE & BOCK
UA: 17. 8. 1953; Salzburg Festival
Karl Böhm, Oscar Fritz Schuh, Caspar Neher

Der Zerrissene, op. 31 [Torn Apart]
Opera in Two Acts

1 Soprano, 1 Mezzo-soprano, 3 Tenors, 2 Baritones, 3 Basses
3/2/2/2 – 4/3/3/1 – Pk. – Str.
W: Lianne von Einem
full-lenght work
Boosey & Hawkes
UA: 17. 9. 1964; Hamburg State Opera
Wolfgang Sawallisch, Oscar Fritz Schuh, Alfred Siercke, Caspar Neher

Der Besuch der alten Dame, op. 35 [The Old Lady’s Visit]

Opera in Three Acts by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
4 Sopranos, 1 Mezzo-soprano, 7 Tenors, 4 Baritones, 3 Bass-baritones, 2 Basses, 1 speaking role, 3 silent roles
On Stage: tubular bells, fire bell, guitar
3/2/2/2 – 4/3/3/1 – Pk., Schl. – Str.
W: Erwin Thalhammer
full-lenght work
Boosey & Hawkes
UA: 23. 5. 1971; Vienna State Opera
Horst Stein, Otto Schenk, Günther Schneider-Siemssen

Kabale und Liebe, op. 44 [Intrigue and Love]
Opera in Two Parts (Nine Pictures)

2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-sopranos, 4 Tenors, 2 Baritones, 2 Bass-baritones

3/2/2/2 – 2/2/1/0 – Pk. – Str.
W: Herma und Rudolf Kirchschläger
full-lenght work
Boosey & Hawkes
UA: 17.12. 1976; Wien, Vienna State Opera
Christoph Dohnanyi, Otto Schenk, Günther Schneider-Siemssen

Jesu Hochzeit, op. 52 [Jesus’ Wedding]
Mystery Opera in Two Parts

Libretto by Lotte Ingrisch
2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-sopranos, 1 Tenor, 1 Baritone, 1 Bass, mixed chorus 3/2/2/2 – 2/2/1/0 – Timp., Perc., Guit., Str.
W: Lotte Ingrisch
full-length work
BOOSEY & HAWKES/BOTE & BOCK
UA: 18. 5. 1980; Wien, Theater an der Wien
David Shallon, Giancarlo del Monaco, Dominik Hartmann

Tulifant, op. 75 [Tulifant]
Opera in Three Acts

Libretto by Lotte Ingrisch
2 Sopranos, 1 Mezzo-soprano, 1 Tenor, 1 Bariton, 1 Bass, mixed chorus 1/1/1/1 – 1/2/1/1 – Timp, Perc, Elec. Guit., Pno, Str. BOOSEY & HAWKES/BOTE & BOCK
full-length work
UA: 30.10.1990; Wien, Ronacher
Manfred Hemm, Jung Min Lee, Volker Vogel, Rudolf Mazzola, Priti Coles, Katharina Dau, Orchestra of the United Stages, Caspar Richter

Luzifers Lächeln, op. 110 [Lucifer’s Smile]
Chamber opera in One Act

Libretto by Lotte Ingrisch
1 Soprano, 1 Mezzo-soprano, 2 Tenors, 1 Baritone, 1 Bass-baritone (actor), 2 speaking roles
2/0/2/2 – 2/2/2/0 – Pk., Schl., Git. Str.
full-lenght work
Thomas Sessler Verlag
UA: 4. 2. 1998; Wien, Vienna Chamber Opera
Vienna Chamber Symphony Peter Keuschnig, Joseph E. Köpplinger