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Rolf Liebermann: Penelope

  • Opera semiseria in 2 parts (1954/1955)
  • 3 3 3 3 - 4 3 3 1 - timp, perc(3), hp, cel, pno(2), str
  • Duration: 90’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1. flute
    2. flute
    3. flute (+ picc.)
    1. oboe
    2. oboe
    3. oboe
    1. clarinet in B
    2. clarinet in B
    3. clarinet in B (+ bass cl.(Bb))
    1. bassoon
    2. bassoon
    3. bassoon (+ cbsn.)
    1. horn in F
    2. horn in F
    3. horn in F
    4. horn in F
    1. trumpet in C
    2. trumpet in C
    3. trumpet in C
    1. trombone
    2. trombone
    3. trombone
    tuba
    timpani
    perc (3)
    celesta
    pno
    harp
    violin I
    violin II
    viola
    violoncello
    contrabass
    music on stage: pno (4 hdg.)
  • Choir: SATB
  • Roles: Penelope, soprano Telemachos, soprano 3 suitors: spielbariton, bass buffo, tenor buffo Ercole, tenor Achille, baritone 1. Bote, baritone 2. Bote, tenor Der Podestà von Castel Circeo, heldentenor Odysseus, baritone
  • Composer: Rolf Liebermann
  • Librettist: Heinrich Strobel

Work introduction

Penelope is a work by Rolf Liebermann. The librettist of Liebermann's work is Heinrich Strobel. This opera semiseria in 2 parts was composed between 1954-1955. The total length of the performance of this poem in German language is 90 minutes.

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