Alfred Schnittke (1934-1998)

Gesualdo (1993)

opera in seven tableaux, with a prologue and an epilogue


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1993
    • Duration : 2 h 15 mn
    • Publisher : Hans Sikorski
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Livret de de Richard Bletschacher.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 3 sopranos, 2 mezzo-sopranos, 2 contraltos, 2 countertenors, 4 tenors, 3 baritones, solo bass voice
  • 3 flutes (also piccolo, alto flute), 3 oboes (also English horn), 3 clarinets (also Eb clarinet, bass clarinet), 3 bassoons (also contrabassoon), 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, 5 percussions, mandolin, guitar, theorbo, harp, celesta, piano (also harpsichord), organ, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 26 May 1995
    Location :

    Autriche, Vienne, Staatsoper


    Performers :

    l'Orchestre du Staatsoper de Vienne, Mstislav Rostropovich, direction, Cesare Lievi, mise en scène.

Observations

Il existe une version révisée de cette œuvre par Ernst Märzendorfer en 2000.