Death in Venice

(1973)

by Benjamin Britten

Description
opera in 2 acts based on the short story by Thomas Mann
Contributors
Myfanwy Piper (Author)
Duration
145
Genres
Opera
Text
Myfanwy Piper based on the short story by Thomas Mann
Instrumentation
2(=picc).2.2(II=bcl).2 - 2221 - timp - perc(5): 2 SD/2 TD/2 BD/tuned drum/3 tom-t/3 ch.dr/small drum/cyms/2 susp.cym/pair small cym/tamb/wdbl/tgl/2 whip/2 tunedgong/2 tam-t/wind machine/bells/bell tree/crot/vib/2 glsp/2 xyl/mar - pno - harp - strings (min 6.4.3.3.2)
Singer(s)
Gustav von Aschenbach(T),the traveller/multiple role(B-Bar),the voice of Apollo(counter-tenor).Small roles from
Languages
English
First Performance
16.6.73, Aldeburgh Festival, The Maltings, Snape: English Opera Company
Availability

Full score (Eng/Ger) 0-571-53939-4, vocal score(Eng/Ger) 0-571-50514-7, chorus part (Eng/Ger) 0-571-56823-8, libretto (Eng) 0-571-51453-7 on sale, full score and parts for hire

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