Miroslav Srnka (1975)

My Life Without Me (2008)

for soprano and ensemble

  • General information
    • Composition date: 2008
    • Duration: 19 mn
    • Publisher: Bärenreiter, nº BA 9738
    • Commission: Ensemble intercontemporain
    • Libretto (details, author):

      Isabel Coixet

Detailed formation
  • soloist: solo soprano
  • 2 flutes, 2 oboes, 2 bassoons, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, 3 percussionists, harp, piano, 2 violins, 2 violas, cello

Premiere information

  • Date: 28 November 2008

    France, Paris


    Claron McFadden : soprano et l'Ensemble intercontemporain, direction : David Robertson ; création de la version intégrale le 19 mai 2013 à Prague, Rudolfinium, Printemps de Prague, par Claron McFadden : soprano et l'Ensemble intercontemporain, direction : Tomas Hanus.

Program note

Things to do before I die:
One. Tell my daughters I love them several times a day.
Two. Find Don a new wife whom the girls like.
Three. Record birthday messages for the girls until they’re eighteen.
Four. Make love with other men to see what it’s like.
Five. Make someone fall in love with me.
And do something with my hair.

Isabel Coixet