Roman Haubenstock-Ramati: Amerika

  • Opera in 2 parts (1962/1964)
  • revised version
  • 3 2 2 2 - 4 4 3 1 - perc(4), cel, harm, pno, vib, mar, mand, vln(16), vla(8), vc(6), cb(4)
  • Duration: 150’
  • Instrumentation details:
    1st flute (+picc)
    2nd flute (+picc)
    3rd flute
    1st oboe
    2nd oboe
    1st clarinet in C
    2nd clarinet in C
    1st bassoon
    2nd bassoon
    1st horn in F
    2nd horn in F
    3rd horn in F (only recordings)
    4th horn in F (only recordings)
    1st trumpet in C
    2nd trumpet in C
    3rd trumpet in C
    4th trumpet in C
    1st trombone
    2nd trombone
    3rd trombone (only recordings)
    tuba (only recordings)
    1st percussion
    2nd percussion
    3rd percussion
    4th percussion
    vibraphone (+glsp)
    marimba (+xylorimba)
    celesta
    harmonium
    piano
    mandolin
    violin(2)
    violin(2)
    violin(2)
    violin(2)
    violin(2)
    violin(2)
    violin(2)
    violin(2)
    viola(2)
    viola(2)
    viola(2)
    viola(2)
    violoncello(2)
    violoncello(2)
    violoncello(2)
    double bass(2)
    double bass(2)
  • Choir: 4S 4A 4T 4B
  • Composer: Roman Haubenstock-Ramati
  • Librettist: Roman Haubenstock-Ramati
  • Writer of pre-existing text: Franz Kafka
  • Text adapter: Max Brod
  • Dedication: Dem Andenken meiner Eltern
  • Commission: Kompositionsauftrag der deutschen Oper Berlin

World première

Location:
Deutsche Oper Berlin, Berlin (DE)
Date:
08.10.1966
Conductor:
Bruno Maderna
Main soloists:
Karl Ernst Mercker - Karl, Catherine Gayer - Klara/Therese, Patricia Johnson - Brunelda, Alice Oelke, Ernst Krukowski, Otto Heuer, Barry McDaniel, Klaus Lang, Walter Dicks, Fritz Hoppe

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