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Schwertsik, Kurt

Der Schlaf der Gerechten (2004)

(The Sleep of the Righteous)
Duration: 15 minutes
chamber opera

Libretto by Kristine Tornquist (G)

Scoring
S,A,T,B bcl.sax-tpt.trbn-accordion-vib-vln.db.
Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World Premiere
10/31/2004
Tiroler Landestheater, Innsbruck
Kristine Tornquist, director
Conductor: Dorian Keilhack
Company: Sirene Operntheater Wien

Roles

Zwerg (Dwarf)Alto
VoltaireBass
JohannaSoprano
JohannTenor


Synopsis
Johann and Johanna have everything in life except an heir who satisfies their demands. They reject a dwarf who does not size up to their expectations, and Voltaire who is too difficult to understand. The third heir apparent is a thief who seems perfect at last. The couple can finally go to sleep, but in the night the thief steals everything they have.


Moods
Comic


Subjects
Ethics, Relationships, Society





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