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Glanert, Detlev: Der Engel, der das Wasser bewegte (The Angel that Troubled the Waters) op. 30 (1994) 25'
Chamber opera based on a text by Thornton Wilder

Music Text

Deutsch

Libretto by Thornton Wilder; German version by Herbert Herlitschka (E,G)

Scoring

S,T,Bar; fl.cl-hn-perc(1):2susp.cym(sm,lg)/sizzle cym/tam-t/BD/3tgl(sm,med,lg)/glsp/crot/3wdbl(sm,med,lg)/hanging glass sticks-gtr-pft(=cel)-vla.vlc.db

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World Premiere

16/05/1995
Theater (Concordia), Bremen
Mark Daniel Hirsch, director / Bremer Theater / Catherine Rückwardt

Programme Note

Deutsch

Der Engel, der das Wasser bewegte is the second of the Three Water Plays (Drei Wasserspiele) by Detlev Glanert, three chamber operas based on the ‘Three-Minute Plays’ by Thornton Wilder, to be performed separately or as a trilogy.

A programme note on the Three Water Plays can be found here.



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