Francesco Filidei (1973)

The Red Death (2021)

for soloists, choirs, orchestra and electronics
[Le Masque de la mort rouge]

electronic work, Ircam
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2021
    • Publisher : Ricordi, nº 142328
    • Commission: SWR et Ircam pour le 100e anniversaire des Donaueschinger Musiktage
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Hannah Dübgen

Detailed formation
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(soprano, mezzo-soprano, countertenor, tenor, baritone), mixed choir(2 soprano, mezzo-soprano, countertenor, 2 tenor, baritone, bass voice), mixed choir(2 soprano, 2 mezzo-soprano, 2 countertenor, 2 tenor, 2 baritone, 2 bass voice), mixed choir(2 soprano, 2 mezzo-soprano, 2 countertenor, 2 tenor, 2 baritone, 2 bass voice)
  • 3 flutes, 3 oboes, 3 clarinets (also bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, tuba, timpani, 4 percussionists, celesta, accordion, harp, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 17 October 2021
    Location :

    Allemagne, Festival de Donaueschingen, Elbphilharmonie


    Performers :

    Rinnat Moriah, soprano ; Tora Augestad, mezzo-soprano ; Hagen Matzeit, contre-ténor ; Ed Lyon, ténor ; Dietrich Henschel, baryton ; Chorwerk Ruhr ; Chœur et orchestre de la SWR ;
    Sylvain Cambreling, direction

Information on the electronics
RIM (réalisateur(s) en informatique musicale) : Carlo Laurenzi (réalisation en informatique musicale, Ircam)
Electronic device : dispositif électronique non spécifié