Nacht

Year of composition
1995-1996/1998
Subtitle
Chamber opera in 24 scenes
Composer
Georg Friedrich Haas
Text source
after Friedrich Hölderlin (Hyperion, Empedokles, Oedipus, letters)
Librettist
Georg Friedrich Haas
Original Language: Deutsch
Parts

soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, speaker
Instrumentation
1 0 2 1 – 0 0 3 2 – perc(4), acc, vln, vln, vla, vc(4), cb(3)
Instrumentation details

flute (+picc
alto fl
bass fl)
1st clarinet in Bb (+cl(A)
bass cl(Bb))
2nd clarinet in Bb (+cl(A)
bass cl(Bb))
bassoon (+cbsn)
1st trombone
2nd trombone
3rd trombone
1st bass tuba
2nd bass tuba
1st percussion
2nd percussion
3rd percussion
4th percussion
accordion
1st violin
2nd violin
viola
1st violoncello
2nd violoncello
3rd violoncello
4th violoncello
1st contrabass
2nd contrabass
3rd contrabass

Commissioned by

Bregenzer Festspiele

Duration
75′
Dedication
Alfred Wopmann

World Premiere

Location: Blumeneggsaal Bregenz / Austria
Date: 07.08.1996
Orchestra: Klangforum Wien
Conductor: Peter Rundel
Main soloists: Julie Moffat, S, Waltraut Mucher, MS, Helmut Wildhaber, T, Michael Volle, Bar, Johannes Schmidt, B, Matteo de Monti, voice
Remarks
semiszenische Aufführung inkl. Beleuchtungsplan und Sängerführung; Auftrag: Bregenzer Festspiele, Widmung: Alfred Wopmann

Ensembles that have played this work

Klangforum Wien
Ensemble Modern

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