The Country of the Blind

Mark-Anthony Turnage

Year

1996-97


Duration

40'


Instrumentation

soprano, tenor (2), baritone (2), bass baritone, actor (2) - 1(=picc,afl).2(I-II=corA).2(I-II=bcl,dbcl ad lib.).0 - 2.1.1(euph ad lib.).0 - perc-hrp-pft(=cel)-gtr(ampl. steel-string) - 1.0.2.2.1


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Clare Venables based on short story by H.G.Wells


Commission

Aldeburgh Foundation with financial support from the Year of Opera and Musical Theatre, the Arts Council of England and the Britten Estate Limited


Premiere

Snape Maltings, Aldeburgh, 13 June 1997: Thomas Randle / Regina Nathan / Keel Watson / Richard Edgar-Wilson / Geoffrey Dolton / Richard Chew / ENO Orchestra, Nicholas Kok (cond.)


Publisher

Schott Musik International


Source

composer catalog (Schott);