The Mask of Orpheus

Harrison Birtwistle

Year

1973-84


Duration

210'


Instrumentation

high S, S, 3M, A, 3T, 2 high Bar, Bar, BassBar, Basso Profundo, mime troupe, 16 part mixed chorus (in pit) - 4(I=picc,II-III=picc,afl,IV=afl,bfl).3(I=obda,II-III=corA).bob(=corA).3(I=Eb,II=Eb,bcl,III=bcl).bcl(=dbcl).3ssax.3(II+III=dbn).dbn - 4.4.6.2 - 7perc-3hrp-egtr-bgtr-emand - 0.0.0.0.0 - tape


Genre

Stage Work with Guitar


Text/Libretto

Peter Zinovieff


Commission

English National Opera


Premiere

London, London Coliseum, 21 May 1986: English National Opera, Elgar Howarth and Paul Daniel (cond.)


Publisher

Universal Edition


Source

Universal Edition website; BMIC website