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Snatched by the Gods

Opera in One Act

YEAR: 1990

ORCHESTRATION: 1(pic,afl)1(ca)1(E flat cl)1+cbn/211(T/B)0/2perc/hp/str[1.1.1.1.1]

DURATION: 55'

LANGUAGE: English

LIBRETTO BY: William Radice, after Rabindranath Tagore

SOLOIST(S): Tr.S.MS.2C.T.HighBar.Bar.2B

COMMISSIONED BY: Landeshauptstadt Muenchen for the Muenchener Biennale 1992

DEDICATION: Peter Maxwell Davies

AVAILABILITY: Published by Novello & Co. Ltd., London

PREMIERE DATE: May 11, 1992

PREMIERE INFORMATION: 

by the Netherlands Opera, Amsterdam
(De Nederlandse Opera)
with the Asko Ensemble conducted by David Porcelijn,
11 – 14 May 1992 (Amsterdam) and 22 – 24 May (Munich)

Stage Direction by Pierre Audi
Design by Chloe Obolensky
Lighting by Jean Kalman
Dramaturgy by Klaus Bertisch

Composed April 1989 – July 1990, London

The Libretto is based on Tagore’s narrative poem Debatar GrasThis work, written at the request of Hans Werner Henze, is the first part of the Double Bill which includes its companion work Broken Strings.

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