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Le Balcon (2001/02)



opera (in French)
based on Jean Genet's play
Libretto: Francoise Morvan, Peter Eötvös and André Markovitz
Duration: 110 min.

Cast:
Irma / La Reine - alto
Carmen - soprano
La Femme/ La Voleuse /La Fille /Chantal - mezzosoprano
Le Chef de la Police - bass-baryton
Roger - baryton
L´Eveque - basse
Le Juge - high tenor
Le Général - lyrical barytone
L´Envoyé de la Cour - barytone
Le Bourreau / Artur - basse
Un Révolté /Un photographe /L´Esclave - artiste

Orchestra:
1 fl. (+picc.+alto), 1 ob. (Eng.Hn), 1 cl., 1 bcl., 1 bassoon, 1 sax. (sopr., alto, bar.), 1 horn, 2 tpt., 1 tbn., 1 tuba,
2 perc., hrp., org. Hammond, 1 vl., 1 vla., 1 vcl., 1 contrabass.
Solo instruments: 1 vl. (Strohviolin), cb.clar., tpt., horn

Commissioned by Aix-en-Provence Festival
Premiere: 5 July, 2002 Aix-en-Provence
Directed by Stanislas Nordey
Ensemble Intercontemporain, conductor: Peter Eötvös
Edition Schott Music Mainz