COVID-19 Update

Despite the problems caused by the Corona-virus our Webshop and the contact forms on our website are fully available. You may also address your inquiries to customer-relations@universaledition.com. Thank you for your understanding if our answer takes longer as usual because of the current restrictions. Your Universal Edition Team

Ernst Krenek: The Secret Kingdom

  • Duration: 55’
  • Instrumentation details:
    2 2 2 2 - 1 1 1 0 - timp, perc, str - on stage: perc, bjo or mandolin
  • Choir: SATB
  • Composer: Ernst Krenek
  • Librettist: Ernst Krenek
  • Remarks: Study score available at Musikproduktion Höflich: www.musikmph.de

Work introduction

Shortly after he completed his tragic opera Der Diktator, Ernst Krenek started work on another one-act opera whose subtitle (Märchenoper – fairy tale opera) already suggests that it is set in an entirely different world, with regard to both the message and the music. Today, Das geheime Königreich would probably be described as a “green” work: it proclaims the advantages of life away from power, away from towns, away from civilisation – amidst nature, the secret kingdom where the tortured ruler in Krenek’s libretto finally finds peace.

Audiosamples

The complete perusal score (PDF-preview)

Previously Viewed Works

No previously viewed works