The Ghosts of Versailles

Grand Opera Buffa in Two Acts

John Corigliano

Year

1991


Duration

evening length


Instrumentation

solo voices, chorus - 3(I-II=picc).3(III=corA).3(III=Ebcl,bcl).3(III=dbn) - 4.4.3.1 - timp-4perc-hrp-pft-synth(or cel) - strgs; on stage: mand, gtr, hrp, vln, vla, 3vlc, 2db; additional stage musicians: fl, 2ob, 2hn, 2tpt, 2perc, vln, vla, vlc


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

William M. Hoffman


Commission

Metropolitan Opera in Honor of their Centenary


Premiere

New York, Metropolitan Opera, 19 December 1991: Teresa Stratas, soprano / Renée Fleming, soprano / Marilyn Horne, mezzo-soprano / Gino Quilico, baritone / Håkan Hagegård, baritone / James Levine (cond.) / Sir Colin Graham (dir.)


Publisher

G. Schirmer, Inc. and Associated Music Publishers, Inc.


Source

Schirmer website;