Johannes Maria Staud: Berenice

  • Oper after Edgar Allan Poe (2003-2004/2006)
  • 1 0 1 0 - 1 2 1 1 - perc(2), harm, pno, sax, vln(2), vla(2), vc(2), cb(1), tape, live-electronics
  • Duration: 85’
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute (+picc
    alto fl
    bass fl)
    clarinet in Bb (+cb.cl(Bb))
    soprano saxophone in Bb (+alto sax(Eb)
    t.sax(Bb)
    bar.sax(Eb))
    horn in F (+t.tuba(Bb)
    wagner tuba)
    1st trumpet in C (+picc.tpt in Bb)
    2nd trumpet in Bb (+flhn)
    trombone (+t.hn(Bb))
    contrabass tuba (+cb.tuba)
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    harmonium
    piano
    1st violin
    2nd violin
    1st viola
    2nd viola
    1st violoncello
    2nd violoncello
    contrabass
    tape
  • Choir: Chor der Familiengeister, gemischtes 8-stimmiges Vokalensemble
  • Roles: Egaeus 1, actor Egaeus 2, bassbaritone Berenice, soprano Der Vamp, mezzo-soprano Edgar Allen Poe, actor Das Hausmädchen, high soprano in the choir Die tote Mutter, alto in the choir Der Hausarzt, bass in the choir Ein Diener, tenor in the choir
  • Composer: Johannes Maria Staud
  • Librettist: Durs Grünbein
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Edgar Allan Poe
  • Dedication: für Heidrun
  • Commission: Auftragswerk der Landeshauptstadt München für die Münchener Biennale, der Wiener Festwochen und der Berliner Festspiele

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