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Music Text

Libretto by Thornton Wilder; German version by Herbert Herlitschka (E,G)

Scoring

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Abbreviations (PDF)

Publisher

B&B

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
5/13/1986
Casino, Evian
Ensemble L'art pour l'art / Detlev Müller-Siemens
World stage premiere
10/2/1991
Opera stabile, Hamburg
Ulfert Becker, director / Ensemble der Musikhochschule Hamburg / Johannes Stert
Programme Note

Leviathan is the first of the Three Water Plays (Drei Wasserspiele) by Detlev Glanert, three chamber operas based on the ‘Three-Minute Plays’ by Thornton Wilder, to be performed separately or as a trilogy.

A programme note on the Three Water Plays can be found here.


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