World première of the reduced version of Schreker’s Treasure Hunter

Reading time: 1 min. Franz Schreker

The world première of the reduced version of Franz Schreker’s opera Der Schatzgräber [The Treasure Hunter] (arranger: Werner Steinmetz) takes place on 12 September in Linz.

Schreker’s operas were among the most performed works of the Weimar Republic, and Der Schatzgräber marked an unprecedented success: 385 performances in 50 different productions are recorded between 1920 and 1932. But the Nazis denounced the opera as degenerate music, and it fell into oblivion after World War II.

Now, the first staged performance of Der Schatzgräber in Austria since World War II takes place thanks to EntArteOpera, Martin Sieghart conducts the Israel Chamber Orchestra.

View the score of the reduced version.

Franz Schreker: Der Schatzgräber
opera in 1 prelude, 4 acts and an epilogue | 145'
1 1 1 1 - 1 1 1 0 - perc(2), hp, cel, harm, pno, vln, vln, vln, vln, vla(2), vc(3), cb
reduced version; arranger: Werner Steinmetz
world prem. 12/9/2013, Tabakfabrik, Linz; Israel Chamber Orchestra, cond. Martin Sieghart
Further performances: 14/9/2013, 17/9/2013

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