Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-2022)

The Io Passion (2003)

chamber opera


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2003
    • Duration : 1 h 35 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Stephen Plaice

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 2 solo sopranos, 2 solo tenors, actor, actress
  • basset horn, violin, second violin, viola, cello

Premiere information

  • Date : 11 June 2004
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Aldeburgh, Snape Maltings


    Performers :

    Stephen Langridge : direction artistique, Alison Chitty : décors, Aldeburgh Almeida Opera, Quatuor Diotima, Alan Hacker : clarinette.