Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

The English Cat - Die englische Katze (1980 -1983)

histoire pour chanteurs et instruments


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1980 - 1983
    • Duration : 1 h 10 mn
    • Editor : Schott, nº ED 9424
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Edward Bond, version allemande de Ken Bartlett

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 3 solo sopranos [Minette ; Louise ; Mrs. Gamfit] , 2 solo mezzo-sopranos [Babette ; Lady Toodle] , 2 solo tenors [Lord Puff ; Peter] , 2 solo baritones [Tom ; Mr. Plunkett] , 1 solo bass-baritone [Jones, Mr. Fawn ] , 1 solo bass voice [Arnold]
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos, 2 alto flutes), 2 oboes (also 2 English horns, 1 heckelphone), 2 clarinets (also 1 Eb clarinet, 1 bass clarinet, 1 contrabass clarinet), 2 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 2 horns, 1 trumpet, 1 trombone, 3 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 zither, 1 piano [aussi à 4 mains] , 1 celesta, 1 organ [petit] , 6 violins, 4 second violins, 3 violas, 3 cellos, 1 double bass

Creation information

  • Date : 2 June 1983
    Location :

    Allemagne, Stuttgart, Württembergische Staatsoper, Schwetzinger Festspiele


    Performers :

    Dennis Russel Davies : direction, Hans Werner Henze : mise en scène, Jakob Niedermeier : décors et costumes.