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Lady Sarashina (2007)


opera in one act (in English)
Text from diary of Lady Sarashina, Year 1008, Japan
English translation: Ivan Morris, Penguin Classics Ed. 1975
Libretto: Mari Mezei
Duration: 52 min.

4 singers (soprano, mezzo, alt, baritone) - amplification
Orchestra:
2 fl (both + Piccolo, second + altfl.), 1 ob (+ Eng.horn), 3 clar. (third + basscl.),
2 bassoon (second + contrabassoon),1 sax (S-A-T-Bar),
Brass: 3 - 2- 3- 1, 2 percussion, 1 harp, 1 celesta
Strings: 6 - 5 - 4 - 3 - 2
Sound material on CD,
Commissioned by Opera National de Lyon
Premiere: 4 March, 2008
Opera National de Lyon
Director: Ushio Amagatsu
conducted by Peter Eötvös

Edition Ricordi Munich