Wolfgang Rihm (1952)

Drei Frauen (2001 -2009)

musical theater in three monodramas, for dramatic soprano, tenor and orchestra


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2001 - 2009
    • Duration : 1 h 35 mn
    • Publisher : Universal Edition
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Botho Strauß, Das Gehege : Schlusschor ; Dionysos-Dithyramben : Aria Ariadne ; Heinrich von Kleist, Penthesilea Monolog.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : solo soprano, solo tenor
  • 3 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, English horn, 2 A clarinets, bass clarinet, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 4 horns, piccolo trumpet, 3 trumpets, 4 trombones, contrabass tuba, timpani, 3 percussionists, harp, piano, 14 violins, 12 second violins, 10 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Premiere information

  • Date : 25 September 2009
    Location :

    Suisse, Bâle, théâtre


    Performers :

    Yeree Suh, Rayanne Dupuis, Renate Behle, Orchestre symphonique de Bâle, direction : André de Ridder, mise en scène : Georges Delnon.