Music theatre Ballet 1964

Tancredi

Ballet in two scenes by Peter Csobàdi

Year of composition 1964
Duration 50 minutes

For Rudolf Nurejew

World premiere

World premiere 18. May 1966

Vienna

Staatsoper
Choreography Rudolf Nurejew
Stage design Barry Kay
Conductor Ernst Märzendorfer

Comments

The music for this ballet is based on the ballet “Pas d’action”, written in 1952 for the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich. Later I withdrew this piece and offered a new version in the form of “Tancredi”.

Hans Werner Henze

Cast

 

Cantilena ballerinaa young girl
Flageolet ballerinoan itinerant entertainer
Tancredi ballerinoa young man
Laura ballerinaa show-booth girl
corpo di ballofemale friends of Cantilena
male friends of Tancredi
street urchins
black Arabs
circus folk

Instrumentation

 

1 Flautoanche Ottavino
1 Oboe
1 Corno inglese
1 Clarinetto
1 Clarinetto basso
1 Fagotto
1 Controfagotto
4 Corni
2 Trombe
2 Tromboni
1 Tuba
Timpani
Percussione Piatti sospesi
Piatti a due
Tamtam
Tomtom
Tamburo piccolo
Grancassa
Claves
Maracas
Xilofono
Vibrafono
Campane tubolari
[per 6]
Arpa
Celesta
Pianoforte
Archi