Sophie's Choice

(2002)

Description
opera in four acts
Duration
200
Genres
Opera
Text
Nicholas Maw based on the book by William Styron
Instrumentation
3(II=afl.III=picc).3(III=ca).3(II=bcl.III=Ebcl).3(III=cbsn) - 5331 - timp - perc(2/3): SD/TD/BD/tam-t/susp.cym/cyms/tgl/wdbl/whip/bongos/tamb/vib/celesta - harp - strings
Singer(s)
Narrator (bass-baritone), Sophie Zawitowska (mezzo-soprano), Nathan Landau (high baritone), Stingo (tenor) & SATB chorus
Languages
English
Commission

Commissioned by BBC Radio 3 in association with the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden

First Performance
7.12.02, UK, Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London: The Royal Opera/Sir Simon Rattle
Availability

Libretto 0-571-52126-6, vocal score 0-571-52125-8 on sale, full score, and parts for hire

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