Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Die ägyptische Helena (1924 -1927)

opera in two acts
[Hélène l'Egyptienne]


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1924 - 1927
    • Duration : 2 h 30 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Opus : op. 75, Trenner 255
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Hugo von Hofmannsthal.

Detailed formation
  • solistes : soprano [dramatique] , soprano [dramatique colorature] , tenor, baritone, 4 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, 2 contraltos, tenor
  • unspecified choir, 4 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 oboes, English horn, 3 clarinets, bass clarinet, 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 6 horns, 6 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, percussionist, celesta, 2 harp, organ, 16 violins, 14 second violins, 10 violas, 10 cellos, 8 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 6 June 1928
    Location :

    Allemagne, Dresde, Sächsisches Staatstheater Opernhaus


    Performers :

    Fritz Busch : direction.

Observations

Orchestre sur scène : 6 hautbois, 6 clarinettes, 4 cors, 2 trompettes, 4 trombones, timbales, percussionniste.