La vera storia

Luciano Berio

Year

1977-78


Duration

120'


Instrumentation

soprano, mezzo-soprano, tenor, baritone, bass, character tenor (2), "Moritaten" singers (2: mezzo-soprano, alto), vocal ensemble: 2.2.2.2 (mimes), dancers, acrobats, SATB chorus (min. 60) - 4(III-IV=picc).3(III=corA)4(III=Ebcl,IV=bcl).asax.tsax.3(III=dbn) - 3.3.3.1 - timp-3perc-hrp-2pft-eorg - 24.0.12.10.6 - stage music 1: wind orchestra ("Banda"): 1(I=picc).2.3.asax.tsax.0 - 3.3.3(III=btrb).2 - perc - 0.0.0.0.0; stage music 2: accompaniment of the Moritaten singers: piccolo, guitar (2), accordion, violin, pianola


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Italo Calvino, Luciano Berio (in Italian), English Version: David Osmond-Smith


Premiere

Milan, 9 March 1982: New Swingle Singers, Choir / Orchestra of the Milan Scala, Luciano Berio (cond.)


Publisher

Universal Edition


Source

Universal Edition website;