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Wolfgang Rihm: Oedipus

  • opera in 2 parts (1986-1987)
  • 1 4 4 4 - 4 4 4 0 - perc(6), hp(2), pno, vln
  • Duration: 95’
  • Instrumentation details:
    flute (+picc)
    cor anglais(2) (+ob)
    clarinet(4) (+1;2thbass cl)
    bassoon(4) (+1;2thcbsn)
    perc#sion instruments on the stage
  • Roles: Oedipus, baritone Kreon, tenor Tiresias, baritone Bote, baritone Hirte, baritone Jokasta (later "Woman"), mezzo-soprano Sphinx, 4 sopranos (poss. 2 of them on tape) 16 Älteste, 8 tenors and 8 basses (baritones) on tape: 4 solo sopranos, female voices, male voices, children, mixed choir, speaking choir, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones
  • Composer: Wolfgang Rihm
  • Librettist: Wolfgang Rihm
  • Writer of pre-existing text: SophoklesFriedrich NietzscheHeiner Müller
  • Translator: Friedrich Hölderlin
  • Commission: Kompositionsauftrag der Deutschen Oper, Berlin.
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Wolfgang Rihm: Oedipus  | UE18919

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  • Edition type: libretto
  • ISBN: 978-3-7024-2236-3
  • ISMN: 979-0-008-07198-0
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