Benedict Mason (1954)

Playing Away (1993)

opera in two acts

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1993
      Revision dates : 2007
    • Duration : 1 h 40 mn
    • Editor : Chester Music
    • Commission: Münchener Biennale 1994
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Howard Brenton

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 solo sopranos, 1 solo tenor, 1 solo baritone, 1 solo bass voice
  • ensemble de voix solistes à 19 voix (unspecified voice [rôles subsidiaires, peuvent être doublés]), mixed choir
  • 2 flutes, 1 oboe, 2 clarinets, 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, 3 percussionists, 2 electronic/MIDI keyboards/synthesizers, 1 electric guitar, 1 electric bass, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 19 May 1994
    Location :

    Allemagne, Deutsches Theater


    Performers :

    Opera North, direction : Paul Daniel, mise en scène : David Pountney.