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Music Text

Libretto by Michael Symmons Roberts; German version by Jan Michael Horstmann (E,G)

Scoring

S,Bar,actress
1.1.1(=bcl).dbn-2.0.0.0-perc(1):glsp/vib/tuned gongs/2wdbl/5tom-t/2bongos/SD/BD/susp.cym/sizzle cym/2tam-t(sm,lg)-harp-pft-strings(1.1.1.1.1 or string orch)-2tapes

Abbreviations (PDF)

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

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


World Premiere
9/12/2000
Corn Exchange, Cambridge
Lisa Milne/Christopher Purves/John Fulljames, dir / Britten Sinfonia / James MacMillan
Programme Note
Press Quotes

"...rhapsodically lyrical music, soaring phrases floridly decorated at their end, together with flawlessly atmospheric orchestration and lacerating rhythmic drive..."
Glasgow Herald



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