Phaedra

(1975)

by Benjamin Britten

Description
Dramatic cantata for mezzo-soprano and small orchestra
Duration
15
Genres
Mezzo Soprano, Solo Voices with Orchestra
Text
Robert Lowell after Racine's Phedre
Instrumentation
timp - perc(2): t.bell/cyms/tam-t/TD/BD/susp.cym - harpsichord - strings
Languages
English
First Performance
16.6.76, Aldeburgh Festival, Snape Maltings: English Chamber Orchestra/Janet Baker/Steuart Bedford
Availability

Full score 057151099X, vocal score 0571-0521X on sale, parts for hire

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