Sir Harrison Birtwistle (1934-2022)

The Minotaur (2005 -2007)

opera in thirteen scenes


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2005 - 2007
    • Duration : 1 h 50 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      David Harsent

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 4 solo sopranos, 2 solo mezzo-sopranos, 3 solo countertenors, solo tenor, solo baritone, solo bass voice, narrator [nombre non spécifié]
  • mixed choir à 4 voix
  • 3 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes (also 1 English horn), 3 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 3 A clarinets, 2 bass clarinets), bass clarinet (also contrabass clarinet), alto saxophone, 3 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones (also 1 contrabass trombone), 2 tubas, 2 timpani [sur scène] , 4 percussionists, 2 harp, cymbalom, 14 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 7 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 15 April 2008
    Location :

    Royaume-Uni, Londres, Royal Opera House


    Performers :

    John Tomlinson, Stephen Langridge : direction artistique, Alison Chitty : décors, Royal Opera House, direction : Antonio Pappano.