Reigen (opera)

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Reigen
Opera by Philippe Boesmans
Translation Round Dance
Librettist Luc Bondy
Language German
Based on Arthur Schnitzler's Der Reigen
Premiere 1993 (1993)
La Monnaie, Brussels

Reigen (German 'Round Dance') is a German-language opera in ten scenes by Philippe Boesmans to a libretto by Luc Bondy after Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde (1897). The opera was premiered at La Monnaie, Brussels in 1993.[1]

Scenes[edit]

  1. The Whore and the Soldier
  2. The Soldier and the Parlor Maid
  3. The Parlor Maid and the Young Gentleman
  4. The Young Gentleman and the Young Wife
  5. The Young Wife and The Husband
  6. The Husband and the Little Miss
  7. The Little Miss and the Poet
  8. The Poet and the Actress
  9. The Actress and the Count
  10. The Count and the Whore

Roles[edit]

  • Die Dirne, Leocadia (soprano)
  • Der Soldat, Franz (tenor)
  • Das Stubenmädchen, Mizzi (mezzosoprano)
  • Der junge Herr, Alfred (tenor)
  • Die junge Frau, Emma (soprano)
  • Der Gatte, Gottfried (baritone)
  • Das süße Mädel (mezzosoprano)
  • Der Dichter, Robert (tenor)
  • Die Sängerin (soprano)
  • Der Graf (baritone)

Recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Alison Latham The Oxford Dictionary of Musical Works 0198610203-- 2004 p.135 "Reigen ('Round Dance'). Opera in ten scenes by Philippe Boesmans to a libretto by Luc Bondy after Arthur Schnitzler's play La Ronde (1897) (Brussels, 1993)."