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Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf 1992, Ingrid Raffeiner, dir

Blacher, Boris

Die Flut (1946)

(The Tide)
Duration: 40 minutes
Chamber opera in one act

Heinz von Cramer/English version by Dorothy de Reeder and Kurt Heinrich Hansen (G,E)

Scoring
S,T,Bar,B-chamber chorus; 1.0.1.1-0.1.1.0-strings.
Abbreviations (PDF).


Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.



World Premiere
3/4/1947
Dresden
Company: Unknown

Roles

THE FISHERMANLyric baritone
THE GIRLLyric soprano
THE OLD BANKERCharacter bass
THE YOUNG MANLyric tenor
Chamber Choir


Time and Place
On a sandbank near the wreck of a stranded old sailing ship. Today or yesterday


Synopsis

A small party of tourists is caught by the tide while having a look at a wreck on a sandbank. The banker, who is immensely rich, persuades the young man to swim to shore and get help, promising him a large fortune. The young girl wants to abandon herself to a romantic death in the arms of the fisherman. But the water disappears as quickly as it came. The young man, intoxicated by the sight of the money, kills the banker; the girl leaves the fisherman and follows the youth who is now rich.


Moods
Dramatic, Tragic


Subjects
Contemporary, Ethics, Relationships, Society






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