Hans Werner Henze (1926-2012)

Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (1981)

reconstruction libre de l'opéra de Claudio Monteverdi (1641)


stage work
arrangement

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1981
    • Duration : 3 h
    • Editor : Schott, nº ED 7367
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Giacomo Badoaro

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 3 solo sopranos [Minerva ; La Fortuna ; Amor] , 3 solo mezzo-sopranos [Juno ; Melantho ; Euriclea] , 1 solo contralto [Penelope] , 6 solo tenors [Jupiter ; Telemach ; Pisandros ; Anfinomos ; Eurymachos ; Eumaios] , 1 solo baritone [Odysseus] , 3 solo bass voices [Neptun ; Antinoos ; Die Zeit] , 1 solo countertenor [ou mezzo-soprano : Die menschliche Zerbrechlichkeit]
  • unspecified choir
  • 2 flutes (also 2 piccolos), 2 alto flutes (also 1 bass flute), 1 oboe, 1 oboe d'amore, 2 English horns (also 1 heckelphone), 2 clarinets, 2 bass clarinets (also 1 contrabass clarinet), 4 bassoons (also 1 contrabassoon), 4 horns, 2 piccolo trumpets, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 timpani, 4 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 mandolin, 1 banjo, 1 guitar, 1 electric guitar, 1 electric bass, 1 piano, 1 accordion [ou harmonium ou orgue] , 1 celesta, 1 viola d'amore, 7 violas, 8 cellos, 6 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 11 August 1985
    Location :

    Allemagne, Salzburger Festspiele


    Performers :

    Jeffrey Tate : direction, orchestre symphonique de l'ORF, Michael Hampe : mise en scène, Mauro Pagano : décors et costumes, Hans Toelstede : lumières, Marise flach : chorégraphie.