Universal Edition - Hans Zender – Stephen Climax

Hans Zender

Hans Zender
Stephen Climax

Year of composition: 1979/1984
Subtitle: Oper in 3 Akten
Composer: Hans Zender
Text Source: Texte und Motive aus dem Leben des heiligen Simeon des Säulenstehers (Acta Sanctorum) und "Ulysses" von James Joyce in der deutschen Übersetzung von Hans Wollschläger
Librettist: Hans Zender
Translator: Hans Wollschläger
Parts: I. In der syrischen Wüste: Simeon, Säulensteher, Tenor / Antonios, Baßbariton / 3 Ratsuchende: Bariton, Baß, jugendlicher Bariton / Simeons Mutter, Sopran / Vorsänger, Tenor
II. In der Dubliner Nachtstadt: Stephen, jugendlicher Bariton / Lynch, Baß / Leopold Bloom, Bariton / Bella Cohen, Mezzosopran / Zoe, Sopran (Soubrette) / Kitty, Mezzosopran / Florry, Alt / Cissy, Sopran / Carr, Tenor / Compton, Tenor / Der Prophet Elias, Bariton / Lipoti Virág, Bariton / Kardinal Borgia, Baß / Stephens Mutter, Sopran / Professor Maginni, Tenor / Professor Goodwin, stumme Rolle - Pianist / Rudy, stumme Rolle / Betrunkener, Bariton / mehrere kleine Sprech- und stumme Rollen. Einige Doppelbesetzungen sind möglich, beziehungsweise erwünscht.
Choir: TB, SATB, Kinderchor
Instrumentation details:
orchestra 1: 3 (all also picc.)·3 (3. also c.a)·2·bass cl.·3 (3. also cbsn.) - 5·0·0·0 - guit. (with amplifier), electric organ - perc. (large ensemble, also vib., glock., xylo-rimba): 4 player - tape orchestra 2 : 0·0·0·3 sax.·0 - 0·3·3·1 - hp., cel., pno., mandolin, accordion, keyboard-syntheziser - perc. ( large ensemble, also vib., xylorimba): 4 player - str.: 14. 12. 10. 8. 6. - tape on stage: prep. pno ("Reißnagelpno")
2 trumpets, 2 trombones
Scenery: 1
Duration: 150′
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Stephen Climax

World Première

Location: Frankfurt am Main / Germany
Date: 15.06.1986

Libretto – Stephen Climax

  • Edition type: libretto
  • UE18207
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2232-5
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07177-5
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