Wolfgang Rihm: Oedipus

Wolfgang Rihm Oedipus
Oedipus

Wolfgang Rihm: Oedipus

Year of composition:
1986-1987
Subtitle:
opera in 2 parts
Composer:
Wolfgang Rihm
Translator:
Friedrich Hölderlin
Librettist:
Wolfgang Rihm
Writer of pre-existing text:
Friedrich Nietzsche; Sophokles; Heiner Müller
Roles:
Oedipus, baritone Kreon, tenor Tiresias, baritone Bote, baritone Hirte, baritone Jokasta (later "Woman"), mezzo-soprano Sphinx, 4 sopranos (poss. 2 of them on tape) 16 Älteste, 8 tenors and 8 basses (baritones) on tape: 4 solo sopranos, female voices, mal
Instrumentation:
1 4 4 4 - 4 4 4 0 - perc(6), hp(2), pno, vln
Instrumentation details:
flute (+picc)
oboe(2)
cor anglais(2) (+ob)
clarinet(4) (+1;2thbass cl)
bassoon(4) (+1;2thcbsn)
horn(4)
trumpet(4)
trombone(4)
percussion(6)
harp(2)
piano
violin
perc#sion instruments on the stage
Commission:
Kompositionsauftrag der Deutschen Oper, Berlin.
Duration:
95’
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Oedipus

Wolfgang Rihm: Oedipus

study score
, 95’
Instr.: 1 4 4 4 - 4 4 4 0 - perc(6), hp(2), pno, vln

Oedipus

Wolfgang Rihm: Oedipus

study score
, 95’
Instr.: 1 4 4 4 - 4 4 4 0 - perc(6), hp(2), pno, vln

World première

Location:
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin (DE)
Date:
04.10.1987
Conductor:
Christof Prick
Main soloists:
Andreas Schmidt, Emily Golden, William Pell, William Dooley, Lenus Carlson, William Murray

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