Emmanuel Nunes (1941-2012)

Das Märchen (2002 -2007)

opera in one prologue and two acts, for five actors, eight vocal soloists, mixed choir, large orchestra and live electronics

electronic work, Ircam
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2002 - 2007
    • Duration : 3 h 40 mn
    • Publisher : Ricordi, Munich, nº Sy. 3290
    • Commission: Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Casa da Música, coproduction Ircam-Centre Pompidou.
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Emmanuel Nunes d’après Das Märchen de Goethe

Detailed formation
  • soloist : 5 actors
  • ensemble of vocal soloists à 8 voix , mixed choir(6 soprano, 6 contralto, 6 tenor, 6 bass voice)
  • 4 flutes (also 4 piccolos, 4 alto flutes), 4 oboes (also 2 English horns), 4 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, A clarinet, 2 bass clarinets), contrabass clarinet (also bass clarinet), 2 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 2 contrabassoons, 6 horns, 3 trumpets, piccolo trumpet, 3 trombones, bass trombone, euphonium, 6 percussionists, electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, 2 harp, 9 violins, 6 second violins, 9 violas, 7 cellos, 9 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 25 January 2008
    Location :

    Portugal, Opéra de Lisbonne, Teatro National de São Carlos


    Performers :

    Peter Rundel : direction, Karoline Gruber : mise en scène, avec : Silja Schindler, Chelsey Schill, Graciela Araya, Andrew Watts, Musa Duke Nkuna, Philip Sheffield, Matthias Hoelle, Dieter Schweikart, Luís Rodrigues (chanteurs), Joana Barrios, Anna Katharina Rusche, Beate-Christa Kopp, Tilo Wagner, Richard Jaeckle (acteurs), Remix Ensemble, Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa, Coro do Teatro Nacional de São Carlos dirigé par Giovanni Andreoli, Roy Spahn : décors, Amanda Miller : chorégraphie.

Information on the electronics
Studio information : Ircam
RIM (réalisateur(s) en informatique musicale) : Eric Daubresse
Electronic device : temps réel