La Cubana oder Ein Leben für die Kunst

Fernsehoper (Vaudeville) in fünf Bildern von Hans Magnus Enzensberger, nach Motiven aus dem Roman 'Canción de Rachel' von Miguel Barnet

Hans Werner Henze

Year

1973


Duration

90'


Instrumentation

solo voices, actors - orchestra split into various ensembles: 2(I-II=picc).2.2Ebcl.2(II=Ebcl, bcl).asax.tsax.0 - 0.cnt.2.2.2.ttba.2bombardon - timp-4perc-Trinidad steel-drum-pianola-prep.pft-org(ad lib.)-bamboo flute-ocar-harmonica-3Jew's hrp-mand-tbjo-gtr-marimbula-acc-harm - 3.0.0.1.1


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Hans Magnus Enzensberger, after Miguel Barnet


Commission

WNET Opera Theatre, New York


Premiere

TV Premiere: 4 March 1973, Channel 13 (USA): WNET Opera Theatre, New York, Hans Werner Henze (cond.) / Kirk Browning, staging
premiere of the scenic version: Munich, Germany, Staatstheater am Gärtnerplatz, 28 May 1975: Peter Falk (cond.) / Imo Moszkowicz, staging


Publisher

Schott Musik International


Source

composer homepage; Schott website;