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Opera

Opera
Year of composition: 
1969 - 1970
Year composition ended: 
1970
Year of revision: 
1977
Text: 

Luciano Berio

Language: 
English, Italian, French, German
Scored for: 
soloists, actors, choir and orchestra
Cast: 

13 actors, 2 sopranos, 1 tenor, 1 baritone

Duration: 
90'
Annotations: 

Choir: Vocal ensemble 2 2 2 2 / Children
Instrumentation: 2 2 3 2 - 3 3 3 1 - perc(5), pno(2), e.org, alto sax, t.sax, e.guit, vln(12), vla(10), vc(10), cb(8) - on stage: fl, cl, perc, pno, vln(1), vc(1), cb(1)
Instrumentation details: 1st flute; 2nd flute (+picc); 1st oboe; 2nd oboe (+c.a); 1st clarinet in Bb; 2nd clarinet in Bb; 3rd clarinet in Bb (+bass cl); alto saxophone in Eb; tenor saxophone in Bb; 1st bassoon; 2nd bassoon; 1st horn in F; 2nd horn in F; 3rd horn in F; 1st trumpet in C; 2nd trumpet in C; 3rd trumpet in C; 1st trombone; 2nd trombone; 3rd trombone; bass tuba; percussion(3); marimba; vibraphone (+xyl); 1st piano; 2nd piano; electric organ; electric guitar; violin(12); viola(10); violoncello(10); contrabass(8) - on stage: flute; clarinet; percussion; piano; violin(1); violoncello(1); contrabass(1)

First performance: 
12/08/1970, Santa Fe. Open Theatre Ensemble, Emily Tracy, Barbara Shuttelworth, Douglas Perry, Richard Lombardi, Dennis Russel Davies. Revised version: 27/05/1977, Florence. Anastasia Tomaszewska Schepis, Alide Maria Salvetta, Swingle Singers II, Bruno Bartoletti (conductor), Giovanni L. Radice (stage director)
Publisher: 
Universal Edition
Edition number: 
16655
Program notes: 

Author's note: Italian

Author's note: French