The Lighthouse

Chamber Opera in One Act with Prologue

Peter Maxwell Davies

Year

1979


Duration

72'


Movements

I. Prologue: The Court of Enquiry; II. Main Act: The Cry of the Beast


Instrumentation

tenor, baritone, bass - 1(=picc,afl).0.1(=bcl).0 - 1.1.1.0 - pft(=cel,out-of-tune upright pft,flexatone,referee's whistle)-perc-gtr(=bjo,bass drum) 1(=tam-tam).0.1(=flexatone).1.1


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Commission

Edinburgh International Festival


Premiere

Edinburgh, Murray House Gymnasium, Edinburgh International Festival, 2 September 1980: Neil Mackie, tenor / Michael Rippon, baritone / David Wilson-Johnson, bass / The Fires of London, Richard Dufallo (cond.) / David William, staging


Publisher

Chester Music and to Novello & Co. Ltd.


Comment

Winner of the first Tennent Caledonian Award.


Source

composer homepage; Chester Novello website;