George Antheil (1900-1959)

Volpone (1949 -1952)

opera in three acts


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1949 - 1952
    • Duration : 2 h 15 mn about
    • Publisher : Schirmer
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Livret d'Alfred Perry, d'après Ben Johnson, Volpone.

Detailed formation
  • soloists : 2 sopranos, mezzo-soprano, contralto, 4 tenors, 3 baritones, solo bass voice
  • flute (also piccolo), oboe (also English horn), clarinet, bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, trombone, percussionist, piano, harp, strings

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