Philip Glass (1937)

White Raven (1991)

opera in five acts, for soloists, choir and orchestra, collaboration with Robert Wilson


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1991
    • Duration : 2 h 20 mn
    • Publisher : Dunvagen Music Publishers
    • Commission: Comissão Nacional para as Comemoraçãoes dos Descobrimentos Portugueses.
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Luísa Costa Gomes

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 4 solo sopranos, 3 solo mezzo-sopranos, 3 solo tenors, 2 solo baritones, 2 solo bass-baritones, 1 solo bass voice, 1 unspecified narrator
  • mixed choir à 4 voix
  • 2 flutes, 1 piccolo, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, 2 bass trombones, 1 percussionist [à 4] , 1 harp, 1 electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 26 September 1998
    Location :

    Lisbonne, Expo' 98, Teatro Camões, Julio Verne Auditorium.