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Flut

Photo: Eduard Straub

Deutsche Oper am Rhein Düsseldorf 1992, Ingrid Raffeiner, dir

Blacher, Boris

Die Flut (1946)

(The Tide)

Duration: 40 minutes

Chamber opera in one act


English   Deutsch  

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

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Territory

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


World Premiere
04/03/1947
Dresden
Company: Unknown


Roles

THE FISHERMAN Lyric baritone
THE GIRL Lyric soprano
THE OLD BANKER Character bass
THE YOUNG MAN Lyric 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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