Luciano Berio (1925-2003)

Un Re in ascolto (1979 -1984)

two-part musical action


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1979 - 1984
    • Duration : 1 h 30 mn
    • Publisher : Universal Edition, nº UE 17854
    • Libretto (details, author) :

      Italo Calvino

Detailed formation
  • soloists : solo bass-baritone, solo tenor, actor, 3 solo sopranos, solo mezzo-soprano, actor [nombre non précisé] , acrobat [nombre non précisé] , female dancer [nombre non précisé]
  • ensemble of vocal soloists(tenor [], baritone [], bass voice []), mixed choir
  • 3 flutes (also piccolo), 3 oboes (also English horn), E-flat clarinet, 2 clarinets, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone, 2 bassoons, contrabassoon, 3 horns, 3 trumpets, 3 trombones, bass tuba, percussionist, celesta, electric organ, accordion, piano, strings

Premiere information

  • Date : 7 August 1984
    Location :

    Autriche, Salzbourg


    Performers :

    Theo Adam, Heinz Zednik, Helmut Lohner, Patricia Wise, Karan Armstrong, Sylvia Greenberg, Rohangiz Yachmi, Samy Molcho, Thomas Moser, Alfred Muff, Georg Tichy, Wildhaber, Gonda, Ionescu, Sima, Wiener Philharmoniker, Lorin Maazel.