Philip Glass (1937)

Waiting for the Barbarians (2005)

opéra en deux actes


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 2005
    • Duration : 1 h 15 mn
    • Editor : Dunvagen Music Publishers
    • Commission: Erfurt Theater, Erfurt, Allemagne
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Christopher Hampton d’après le roman de John M. Coetzee

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 2 solo sopranos, 4 solo tenors, 4 solo baritones, 2 solo bass voices, 1 unspecified solo child voice
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (also 1 A clarinet), 1 contrabass clarinet (also 1 bass clarinet), 2 bassoons, 4 horns, 3 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 bass trombone, 1 tuba, 5 percussionists, 1 harp, 1 piano (also 1 celesta), 12 violins, 10 second violins, 8 violas, 6 cellos, 4 double basses

Creation information

  • Date : 10 September 2005
    Location :

    Allemagne, Erfurt


    Performers :

    Dennis Russell Davies, Guy Montavon.