Peter Eötvös (1944)

Le balcon (2001 -2002)

opera in ten tableaux

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2001 - 2002
    • Duration : 1 h 50 mn
    • Publisher : Schott, Mainz
    • Commission: Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Françoise Morvan avec la collaboration de Peter Eötvös et André Marcowicz d'après Le Balcon de Jean Genet

Detailed formation
  • soloists : solo soprano [Carmen] , solo mezzo-soprano [La Femme, La Voleuse, La Fille, Chantal] , solo contralto [Irma, La Reine] , solo tenor [Le Juge] , 3 solo baritones [Roger ; Le Général ; L'Envoyé de la Cour] , solo bass-baritone [Le Chef de la Police] , 2 solo bass voices [L'Eveque ; Le Bourreau, Artur ] , actor [Un Révolté, Un photographe, L´Esclave ] , violin [à pavillon] , contrabass clarinet, trumpet, horn
  • flute (also piccolo, alto flute), oboe (also English horn), A clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, soprano saxophone (also alto saxophone, baritone saxophone), horn, 2 trumpets, trombone, tuba, 2 percussionists, harp, electric organ [Hammond] , violin, viola, cello, double bass

Premiere information

  • Date : 5 July 2002
    Location :

    France, Aix-en-Provence


    Performers :

    l'Ensemble intercontemporain, direction : Peter Eötvös, mise en scène : Stanislas Nordey.

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : sons fixés sur support (bande)