Louis Andriessen (1939-2021)

De Materie (1985 -1988)

opera in four parts for soprano and tenor soloists, two reciters, eight voices and large ensemble


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1985 - 1988
    • Duration : 1 h 48 mn
    • Editor : Boosey & Hawkes
Detailed formation
  • solistes : solo soprano, solo tenor, 2 female narrators
  • mixed choir [2S.2A.2T.2B]
  • 3 flutes, 4 oboes (also 2 English horns), 5 clarinets, 3 bass clarinets (also 1 contrabass clarinet), 2 alto saxophones, 2 tenor saxophones, baritone saxophone, 4 horns, 4 trumpets, 4 trombones, tuba, 2 percussionists, harp, 2 guitars, electric bass, celesta, 2 pianos, 2 electronic/MIDI keyboards/synthesizers [synthétiseurs] , 2 violins, 2 second violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos, double bass

Creation information

  • Date : 1 June 1989
    Location :

    Pays-Bas, Amsterdam, Muziektheater


    Performers :

    Reinbert de Leeuw : direction, Robert Wilson : mise en scène, Frida Parmeggiani : costumes, Suzushi Hanayagi : chorégraphie.