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Komische Oper Berlin 2008 (WP), Andreas Homoki, dir.

Schwemmer, Frank

Robin Hood (2007/2008)

Duration: 90 minutes
Adventure opera in 15 scenes

Libretto by Michael Frowin; norwegian version by Torstein Bugge Høverstad (G,N)

Scoring
S,2M,4T,Bar,3BBar,B,actor; children's chorus; male chorus; 1(=picc).1(=corA).2(II=bcl).1(=dbn)-0.2.1.0-timp.perc(2):marimba/glsp/BD/tam-t/6tom-t/2cym/tgl/vibraslap/2wdbl/1tpl.bl/guiro/cast/chimes(metal,bamboo)/SD/cowbell/2bongo/2conga-strings(min.3.2.2.3.2players).
Abbreviations (PDF).


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



World Premiere
11/2/2008
Komische Oper, Berlin
Andreas Homoki, director
Conductor: Patrick Lange
Company: Komische Oper Berlin

Roles

DANIELTenor
BEATE, his motherMezzo-Soprano
MAXIMILIAN, his fatherBass-Baritone
ROBIN HOODTenor
ALAN VAN DALETenor
BROTHER TUCKBass
LITTLE JOHNBaritone
LADY MARY-ANNSoprano
BESSMezzo-Soprano
PRINCE JOHNTenor
SHERIFF OF NOTTINGHAMBass-Baritone
Counselor HARRYSinging Actor (Baritone)
BlacksmithBass
The "Computer Kids", other imprisoned childrenchildren's chorus
The Sheriff's soldiersmale chorus


Synopsis
Daniel’s parents are having a row yet again. The only thing Daniel can do is switch on the computer and play a game developed by his father – ‘Robin Hood’. Unfortunately something is wrong with the game: as soon as a certain key is pressed, time plunges into a hole. Suddenly Robin Hood himself is standing before the boy, marvelling at his strange trousers. Another click of the mouse sees Daniel by himself at the heart of Sherwood Forest where he is in for some adventures at the side of Robin and his comrades – and where life is so much cooler than at home. To start with, Daniel is the only one who enjoys the game. The other kids, who are used to conquering hostile worlds on their computers and who have also been thrown into the dark Middle Ages by pressing the wrong key, find the real forest stupid and dangerous. However, Daniel persuades them to join him in the battle against the evil Prince John. When the kids hold up a carriage transporting tax money that has been extorted from the poor, they are captured. In the meantime, Daniel’s mother has to deal with Prince John and his henchmen who have ended up in her living-room. Daniel’s father, who, in an attempt to rescue his son, has entered the parallel world, is courted by Bess, the court lady of Robin’s bride, Marian. Eventually Daniel’s side manages to defeat the villains with cunning and their united power, and Daniel’s mother finds the right key to bring them back to the present.


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