Music theatre Opera 2007

Phaedra

Concert Opera in two acts

Libretto Christian Lehnert
Bruitage Francesco Antonioni

co-commissioned and co-produced by Staatsoper Unter den Linden Berlin, Berliner Festspiele, Théâtre de la Monnaie Brussels, Alte Oper Frankfurt and Wiener Festwochen

Period of composition 2004-07
Duration 80 minutes

1. Akt   Morning
2. Akt   Evening

World premiere

World premiere September 6th, 2007

Berlin  Staatsoper Unter den Linden
Stage director Peter Mussbach
Stage and costume design Olafur Eliasson
Conductor Michael Boder

Cast

PhaedraMezzo-Sopranoa queen
AphroditeSopranoa goddess
HippolytTenora young man, Phaedra's stepson
ArtemisCounter-tenora goddess
MinotaurosBass-baritone
MimeArtemis' assistant

Ensemble of 23 musicians

Instrumentation

2 Flutes2° doubling Piccolo und Alto Flute
2 Clarinets1° doubling Alto Saxophone
2° doubling Bass Clarinet
2 Oboes2° doubling Cor Anglais
2 Bassoons2° doubling Contrabassoon
2 Horns1° and 2° doubling Wagnertuba
2 Trumpets
2 Trombones1° Alto, 2° Tenor and Bass
Percussion(2 players)
IKorean Gongs
Vibraphone
2 large Gongs
Large Suspended Cymbal
Timpani
Davul
Riq
Chinese Drums
Claves
Chinese Hand Cymbals (small Chinese Gongs with upward glissando)
2 Side Drums
Church Bells
4 Log Drums
IIRiq
Davul
Daf
Skin Drum
Chinese Hand Cymbals (small Chinese Gongs with upward glissando)
Temple Blocks
Turkish Gong
Glockenspiel
Crotales
Korean Gongs
Bass Drum
Chinese Drums
Sistrum
Harp
Celesta
Piano
Violin
Viola
Violoncello
Double Bass

Bruitage