Café Kafka

(2013)

by Francisco Coll

Description
A chamber opera in one act for 5 singers and 10 players
Contributors
Meredith Oakes (Librettist)
Duration
45
Genres
Stage Works, Opera
Text
Meredith Oakes
Instrumentation
picc(=fl).cl.cbsn (or contraforte) - trbn (with splash.cym ) - perc(1): glsp/crot/small cyms/susp.cym (dark)/large susp.cym/small splash.cym/2 wdbl (small and large)/3 tpl.bl (very small, medium, large)/3 opera gongs (very small, small, medium)/2 tins (small, medium)/very small tuna tin/sleigh bells/tamb/guero/bamboo/wine bottle/flamenco cajón - pno - vln.vla.vlc.db
Singer(s)
Girl (ColS)/Man 1 (T)/Woman (MS)/Man 2 (CT)/The Hunter Gracchus/Policeman/Man 3 (BBar)
Languages
English
Commission

Commissioned by Aldeburgh Music, Opera North and Royal Opera Covent Garden with support from Arts Council England's 'Britten Centenary Fund'

First Performance
14.3.2014, Britten Studio, Snape, Suffolk, UK: Suzanne Shakespeare/Daniel Norman/Anna Dennis/William Purefoy/Andri Björn Róbertsson/CHROMA Ensemble/Richard Baker
Availability

Vocal score 0-571-53931-9 on sale, full score and parts for hire

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