Music theatre Opera 1988

Karl Amadeus Hartmann: The Man who rose from the Dead (Der Mann, der vom Tode auferstand)

After “5 short operas (waxworks)”

Libretto by Erich Bormann

Period of composition (K.A. Hartmann) 1929-30
Revised version (H.W. Henze) 1988
Duration 12 minutes

World premiere

World premiere 29. May 1988

Munich · 1. Münchener Biennale

Mitglieder des Symphonieorchesters des Bayerischen Rundfunks
Piano Vivienne, Dirk und Dorian Keilhack
Tenor Johannes Preißinger
Bass Rolf Mertens
Voice Rüdiger Trebes
Voice Stefanie Rhaue
Choir 6 Vocalsolists
Production Ian Strasfogel
Stage design Hans Hoffer
Costume design Elisabeth Seiringer

Conductor Georg Schmöhe

Comment

Both pieces in Karl Amadeus Hartmann’s sketches appear rather incomplete. In order to make a performance possible, I have tried to vary the composer’s basic material and to fill the gaps in the sketches with these variations.

Hans Werner Henze

Cast

tenorethe leader
bassothe rich man
parte parlato a female voice
parte parlato a voice
coro maschile

Instrumentation

1 Tromba
1 Trombone
Percussione Piatto sospeso
Tamburo piccolo (con fascia acuta)
Tamburo piccolo (con fascia piatta)
4 Tomtom
Grancassa con pedale della Grancassa
Campane tubolari
Xilofono
[per 3]
2 Pianoforti3 esecutori