Ernst Krenek (1900-1991)

Orpheus und Eurydike (1923)

Schauspiel in three acts


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1923
    • Duration : 1 h 45 mn
    • Editor : Universal Edition
    • Opus : 21
    • Dedication : à Oskar Kokoschka
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Oskar Kokoschka

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 solo tenors [Orpheus ; Sailor] , 2 solo sopranos [Eurydike ; Psyche] , 3 solo mezzo-sopranos [Furries] , solo bass voice [Drunkard] , 2 solo baritones [Soldier ; Clown] , mime [Amor]
  • mixed choir
  • 3 flutes, 2 oboes, 4 clarinets, 3 bassoons, 6 horns, 4 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussionist, harp, strings

Creation information

  • Date : 27 November 1926
    Location :

    Allemagne, Kassel, Staatstheater


    Performers :

    Ernst Zulauf : direction, Paul Bekker : producteur.