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Beethoven - StraussDie Ruinen von Athen (The Ruins of Athens) op. 113 (1811/1924) 60'
A musical entertainment with dances and choruses, partly incorporating 'Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus', in a new edition and adaptation by Hugo von Hofmannsthal and Richard Strauss

Music Text  
Text by August von Kotzebue, adapted by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (G)

S,2B; 2speaking roles; silent role; chorus; ballet;
Abbreviations (PDF).

This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for all countries except Germany, Italy, Portugal, Danzig, and the former territories of the USSR.

For full details on this stagework, including synopsis and roles, please visit our Opera section.

World premiere of version
Operntheater, Wien
Josef Turnau, director / Alfred Roller, designer / Heinrich Kröller, choreographer / Kate Loitelsberger, Alfred Jerger, Josef v. Manowarda, Carola Jovanovic, Luise Helletsgruber, Paula / Richard Strauss

Repertoire Note      Deutsch

Recommended Recording
Bodil Arnesen, Yaron Windmüller, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Bamberg Symphony Chorus, Karl Anton Rickenbacher
Schwann 365362
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