Johannes Kalitzke (1959)

Inferno (2004)

opera based on the play of the same name by Peter Weiss

electronic work
stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2004
    • Duration : 1 h 40 mn
    • Publisher : Boosey & Hawkes
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Johannes Kalitzke d’après Peter Weiss

Detailed formation
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(soprano [léger], soprano, 2 contralto, countertenor, 4 tenor, 2 baritone, solo bass-baritone), mixed choir
  • 2 flutes (also recorder, 2 piccolos, alto flute), 2 oboes (also English horn), 2 clarinets (also bass clarinet), bass clarinet, alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, 2 bassoons (also contrabassoon), contrabassoon, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, tuba, timpani, 3 percussionists, piano (also electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer), celesta (also electronic/MIDI keyboard/synthesizer), theorbo, electric guitar, 10 violins, 8 second violins, 6 violas, 5 cellos, 4 double basses, 4 trombones [en dehors de la scène] , percussionist [en dehors de la scène]

Premiere information

  • Date : 11 June 2005
    Location :

    Allemagne, Brême, Theater am Goetheplatz


    Performers :

    David Mouchtar-Samorai, réalisation ; Theater Bremen ; Stefan Klingele, direction

Information on the electronics
Electronic device : temps réel, sons fixés sur support

Table of contents

I. Erster Kreis: 1. Uhrwerk – 2. Spirale – 3. Aria alla Scala – 4. Boogie – 5. Aria del ponte – 6. Marcia funebre – 7. Valse – 8.Ragtime – 9. Aria del ponte (II) – 10. Menuett

II. Zweiter Kreis: Intermezzo – 1.Toccata – 2. Der Song vom Glück – 3. Minos-Mechanik – 4. Pietà – 5. Rezitativ – Kerker – 6. Hoquetus – 7. Litanei; III. Dritter Kreis: 1. Intermezzo – 2. Schatten– 3. Labyrinth – 4. Spirale – 5. Epilog