Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)

Death In Venice (1973)

Opéra en 2 actes
[Mort à Venise]


stage work

  • General information
    • Composition date : 1973
    • Duration : 2 h 25 mn
    • Editor : Faber Music
    • Opus : 88
    • Dedication : 'To Peter'
    • Livret (détail, auteur) :

      Myfanwy Piper d’après la nouvelle de Thomas Mann

Detailed formation
  • solistes : 1 solo countertenor [the voice of Apollo] , 1 solo tenor [Gustav von Aschenbach] , 1 solo bass-baritone [the traveller/multiple role]
  • 2 flutes (also 1 piccolo), 2 oboes, 2 clarinets (also 1 bass clarinet), 1 bassoon, 2 horns, 2 trumpets, 2 trombones, 1 tuba, 5 percussionists, 1 timpani, 1 harp, 1 piano, 6 violins, 4 second violins, 4 violas, 3 cellos, 2 double basses [cordes minimum]

Creation information

  • Date : 16 June 1973
    Location :

    Angleterre, Oxford, Aldeburgh Festival


    Performers :

    English Opera Group, Peter Pears : ténor, John Shirley-Quirk : baryton, James Bowman : haute-contre, danseurs du Royal Ballet, enfants du Royal Ballet School, English Chamber Orchestra, direction : Steuart Bedford.