Vier Arien des Orfeo

2011

21'

from the opera with dance  Schau nicht zurück, Orfeo!  based on Christoph Willibald Gluck's opera.

text by Patricia Anne Simpson

set for mezzo-soprano and piano
by Stefan Hakenberg
and Christian Reuter

Orfeo

1. Orfeos erste Schmerzensarie
2. Song an die F├╝rchterlichen
3. Arie im Elysium
4. Orfeos zweiter Schmerzensgesang

(-) World premieres of No.s 3 and 4: 2013, Recital Hall, Sir Zelman Cowen School of Music, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria; Tara Venditti (mezzo-soprano), Siegmund Watty (piano).
(-) World premieres of No.s 1 and 2, and European premieres of No.s 3 and 4: 2016, Christophorushaus, Evangelische Südostgemeinde, Darmstadt, Germany; Tara Venditti (mezzo-soprano), Kristin Ditlow (piano).
(-) American premiere: 2016, University of New Mexico, Keller Hall, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Tara Venditti (mezzo-soprano), Kristin Ditlow (piano)


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