Friedrich Cerha: Der Rattenfänger

  • Opera in 2 parts (1984-1986/2003)
  • 2 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - perc(5), hp, org, sop.sax, baritone, guit, str; stage orchestra: 1 1 0 1 - 0 3 3 0, perc(5), org, sop.sax(Bb), str
  • Duration: 180’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute (+picc)
    2nd flute (+ picc
    alto fl(G))
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    cor anglais (+3rd ob)
    1st clarinet in A
    2nd clarinet in A
    bass clarinet in Bb (+3rd cl(A))
    soprano saxophone in Bb (+ alto sax(Eb))
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    contrabassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F
    4th horn in F
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    baryton
    bass tuba
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    4th percussion
    5th percussion
    harp
    organ
    guitar (+ bass guit)
    violin I(12)
    violin II(10)
    viola(8)
    violoncello(8)
    contrabass(6)
    stage orchestra: piccolo
    oboe
    soprano saxophone in Bb
    bassoon
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone
    organ
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    4th percussion
    5th percussion
    violin I(12)
    violin II(8)
    viola(8)
    violoncello(6)
    contrabass(4)
  • Composer: Friedrich Cerha
  • Librettist: Friedrich Cerha
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Carl Zuckmayer
  • Commission: Steirischer Herbst Graz

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World première

Location:
Opernhaus, Graz (AT)
Date:
26.09.1987
Orchestra:
Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester
Conductor:
Friedrich Cerha
Main soloists:
Peter Lindroos, Der Rattenfänger; Heinz-Jürgen Demitz, Der Stadtregent; Ursula Reinhardt-Kiss, seine Frau; Gabriele Schuchter, Stina; Konstantin Sfiris, Der Stiftprobst; Josef Kepplinger, Der Dekan; Manfred Hemm, Der Stadtrichter;

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