Der Sturm (opera)

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Der Sturm (The tempest) is a German-language opera in three acts by the Swiss composer Frank Martin to a libretto based on the Schlegel/Tieck German translation of Shakespeare's play The Tempest. It was premiered at the Vienna State Opera in 1955. The role of Prospero was originally conceived for Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, but illness prevented him participating.[1]

The word setting is through-composed parlando, with few set pieces, most of which belong to Prospero.




  1. ^ a b Perroux, Alain (2011). "A new world of sound: Frank Martin’s Der Sturm", booklet notes to Hyperion CDA67821/3. Hyperion Records. Accessed 6 March 2012.
  2. ^ Clements, Andrew (26 May 2011). Martin: Der Sturm – review. The Guardian. Accessed 6 March 2012.