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Music Text

Libretto by Michael Frowin, based on the Novel by Stevenson (G)


2S,2M,3T,3Bar,BBar,B; male chorus (with soli);

Abbreviations (PDF)


Boosey & Hawkes / Bote & Bock

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

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

World Premiere
Opernhaus, Zürich
Nadja Loschky, director / Opernhaus Zürich / Thomas Rösner
Press Quotes

"Schwemmer’s music places itself at the service of the story and the text: strongly built upon a dramaturgy of tone colours, it accentuates the events and leads, especially in the quiet moments with harmonics in the strings and wind noises in the wind instruments, to oppressive moods ... The young audience is neither spoon-feed with sweet cuteness nor admonished with a raised finger." (Michelle Ziegler, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, 19 Nov 2012)


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