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Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost

(Das verlorene Paradies)

Sacra Rappresentazione in zwei Akten

Libretto nach John Milton von Christopher Fry

Deutsche Nachdichtung von Hans Wollschläger


  • Edition: performance material
  • Language: English • German
  • Order No.: LS 3139-01

Description
The biblical story of the creation of the first human pair; the temptation of Eve by Satan, who leads his following of fallen angels in the fight against heaven and God’s creation; the fall from grace and the expulsion from paradise, with which the never ending burden of war, fratricide, illness and death begins, but also the encouragement of the exiled pair through the words of the Archangel Michael, with which the work ends: „ Be strong in faith, in hope and love, which is stronger than all, then you will be able to leave paradise without anxiety and win paradise in yourselves“ - all of this is paraded by Christopher Fry, the librettist of Penderecki’s second opera, within the inner eye of the blind poet, John Milton.
Fry’s work is much more than simply a transformation and compilation of the 1665 completed monumental verse epos Paradise Lost by John Milton. Fry creates new accents, not just by calling up Milton himself as blind seer, but also in strengthening the figure of Eve, in contrast to Milton’s puri-tanical vision, and in the archangel Michael’s finale the emphasis on the power of love as the initiator of all hope. With the notation „Sacra Rappresentazione“ Penderecki suceeds deliberately in the tradition of the allegorical and biblical legends that were principally performed in the 15th and 16th century in Florence - an expression of his deeply rooted spiritually historical tradition, that has over the years be-come increasingly determinant for his compositorial creativity.
Details
Auftragswerk : für die Lyric Opera of Chicago in Auftrag gegeben von James C. Hemphill / commissioned for the Lyric Opera of Chicago by James C. Hemphill
Performance duration: 180' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 29. November 1978 Chicago, IL (USA) · Dirigent: Bruno Bartoletti · Lyric Opera of Chicago · Choreinstudierung: Robert Page · Inszenierung: Igal Perry · Kostüme: Ezio Frigerio · Bühnenbild: Ezio Frigerio · Choreographie: John Butler
Year of composition: 1976 - 1978
instrumentation: 4 Okarinen (S, A, T, B) · 3 (2. auch Altfl., 3. auch Picc. u. Bassfl.) · 3 (3. auch Engl. Hr.) · 3 Klar. in B u. A (3. auch Bassklar. in B) · Es-Klar. · Kb.-Klar. in B · Sopransax. in B · 3 (3. auch Kfg.) - 5 (3. u. 4. auch Wagnertb. in B, 5. auch Wagnertb. in F) · 3 · 4 (4. auch Kb.-Pos.) · 1 - P. S. (Glsp. · 5 Crot. · Crotalenbaum · Xyl. · 2 Röhrengl. · Plattenglock. · 5 Trgl. · Trgl.-baum · Beckenpaar · 2 hg. Beck. · Beckenbaum · Schellenbaum · 2 Gongs · 3 Tamt. · Tamb. · Mil. Tr. · 2 Holztr. · 2 gr. Tr. · Ratsche · Clav. · 4 Woodbl. · Tempelbl. · Peitsche · Vibraslap · Bin-Sasara · Metallplatte) (5 Spieler) - Hfe. · Cel. · Org. · Generator · Tonband - Str. (12 · 12 · 8 · 8 · 6)
occupation: Milton · Sprechrolle - Adam · lyrischer Bariton - Eva · lyrischer Sopran - Satan · dramatischer Bariton - Beelzebub · Tenor - Moloch · tiefer Bass - Belial · Tenor - Christus · tiefer Bass - Mammon · Bariton - Stimme Gottes · Sprechrolle - Tod · Kontratenor - Sünde · Mezzosopran - Ithuriel, Raphael · Kontratenor - Zephon · Koloratursopran - Gabriel · Tenor - Messias · Bariton - Michael · Tenor - gemischter Chor - Kinderchor
Performances
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Orchestra: London Schools Symphony Orchestra
2020-01-08 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Concert Hall — 19.30
Conductor: Stanisław Skrowaczewski
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Krakowskiej
2013-12-07 | Krakòw (Poland), Sala filharmonii — 18:00
Conductor: Ewa Michnik
2013-10-05 | Kraków (Poland)
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2010-05-23 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 17.00 h
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2009-05-28 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 19.00 h
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2009-04-17 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 19.00 h
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2008-05-10 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 19.00 h
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2008-05-09 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 19.00 h | First Night
Conductor: Willi Humburg
2001-10-06 | Münster (Germany), Städtische Bühnen | First Night
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
1998-09-11 | Warszawa (Poland), St. Maria Magdalena Cathedral
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra Katowice
1988-06-17 | Katowice (Poland)
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra Katowice
1988-06-16 | Warszawa (Poland)
1985-06-14 | Teatr Bytom (Poland), Bytom | First Night
Conductor: Janos Kulka
1980-09-21 | Stuttgart (Germany), Württembergisches Staatstheater | Revival
Conductor: Hans Gierster
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Nürnberg
1980-06-27 | Nürnberg (Germany)
Conductor: Janos Kulka
1979-04-28 | Stuttgart (Germany), Württembergisches Staatstheater | national Premiere
Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
1979-02-08 | Roma (Italy)
Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
1979-01-22 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala | national Premiere
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra: Lyric Opera of Chicago
1978-11-29 | Chicago, IL (United States of America) | World Premiere
The biblical story of the creation of the first human pair; the temptation of Eve by Satan, who leads his following of fallen angels in the fight against heaven and God’s creation; the fall from grace and the expulsion from paradise, with which the never ending burden of war, fratricide, illness and death begins, but also the encouragement of the exiled pair through the words of the Archangel Michael, with which the work ends: „ Be strong in faith, in hope and love, which is stronger than all, then you will be able to leave paradise without anxiety and win paradise in yourselves“ - all of this is paraded by Christopher Fry, the librettist of Penderecki’s second opera, within the inner eye of the blind poet, John Milton.
Fry’s work is much more than simply a transformation and compilation of the 1665 completed monumental verse epos Paradise Lost by John Milton. Fry creates new accents, not just by calling up Milton himself as blind seer, but also in strengthening the figure of Eve, in contrast to Milton’s puri-tanical vision, and in the archangel Michael’s finale the emphasis on the power of love as the initiator of all hope. With the notation „Sacra Rappresentazione“ Penderecki suceeds deliberately in the tradition of the allegorical and biblical legends that were principally performed in the 15th and 16th century in Florence - an expression of his deeply rooted spiritually historical tradition, that has over the years be-come increasingly determinant for his compositorial creativity.
Auftragswerk : für die Lyric Opera of Chicago in Auftrag gegeben von James C. Hemphill / commissioned for the Lyric Opera of Chicago by James C. Hemphill
Performance duration: 180' 0"
Publisher: Schott Music
Uraufführung : 29. November 1978 Chicago, IL (USA) · Dirigent: Bruno Bartoletti · Lyric Opera of Chicago · Choreinstudierung: Robert Page · Inszenierung: Igal Perry · Kostüme: Ezio Frigerio · Bühnenbild: Ezio Frigerio · Choreographie: John Butler
Year of composition: 1976 - 1978
instrumentation: 4 Okarinen (S, A, T, B) · 3 (2. auch Altfl., 3. auch Picc. u. Bassfl.) · 3 (3. auch Engl. Hr.) · 3 Klar. in B u. A (3. auch Bassklar. in B) · Es-Klar. · Kb.-Klar. in B · Sopransax. in B · 3 (3. auch Kfg.) - 5 (3. u. 4. auch Wagnertb. in B, 5. auch Wagnertb. in F) · 3 · 4 (4. auch Kb.-Pos.) · 1 - P. S. (Glsp. · 5 Crot. · Crotalenbaum · Xyl. · 2 Röhrengl. · Plattenglock. · 5 Trgl. · Trgl.-baum · Beckenpaar · 2 hg. Beck. · Beckenbaum · Schellenbaum · 2 Gongs · 3 Tamt. · Tamb. · Mil. Tr. · 2 Holztr. · 2 gr. Tr. · Ratsche · Clav. · 4 Woodbl. · Tempelbl. · Peitsche · Vibraslap · Bin-Sasara · Metallplatte) (5 Spieler) - Hfe. · Cel. · Org. · Generator · Tonband - Str. (12 · 12 · 8 · 8 · 6)
occupation: Milton · Sprechrolle - Adam · lyrischer Bariton - Eva · lyrischer Sopran - Satan · dramatischer Bariton - Beelzebub · Tenor - Moloch · tiefer Bass - Belial · Tenor - Christus · tiefer Bass - Mammon · Bariton - Stimme Gottes · Sprechrolle - Tod · Kontratenor - Sünde · Mezzosopran - Ithuriel, Raphael · Kontratenor - Zephon · Koloratursopran - Gabriel · Tenor - Messias · Bariton - Michael · Tenor - gemischter Chor - Kinderchor
Conductor: Sian Edwards
Orchestra: London Schools Symphony Orchestra
2020-01-08 | London (United Kingdom), Barbican Concert Hall — 19.30
Conductor: Stanisław Skrowaczewski
Orchestra: Orkiestra Filharmonii Krakowskiej
2013-12-07 | Krakòw (Poland), Sala filharmonii — 18:00
Conductor: Ewa Michnik
2013-10-05 | Kraków (Poland)
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2010-05-23 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 17.00 h
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2009-05-28 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 19.00 h
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2009-04-17 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 19.00 h
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2008-05-10 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 19.00 h
Conductor: Andrzej Straszynski
2008-05-09 | Wrocław (Poland), Opera Dolnóslaska — 19.00 h | First Night
Conductor: Willi Humburg
2001-10-06 | Münster (Germany), Städtische Bühnen | First Night
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra: Polish Radio Symphony Orchestra Katowice
1998-09-11 | Warszawa (Poland), St. Maria Magdalena Cathedral
Conductor: Antoni Wit
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra Katowice
1988-06-17 | Katowice (Poland)
Orchestra: National Symphony Orchestra Katowice
1988-06-16 | Warszawa (Poland)
1985-06-14 | Teatr Bytom (Poland), Bytom | First Night
Conductor: Janos Kulka
1980-09-21 | Stuttgart (Germany), Württembergisches Staatstheater | Revival
Conductor: Hans Gierster
Orchestra: Philharmonisches Orchester Nürnberg
1980-06-27 | Nürnberg (Germany)
Conductor: Janos Kulka
1979-04-28 | Stuttgart (Germany), Württembergisches Staatstheater | national Premiere
Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
1979-02-08 | Roma (Italy)
Conductor: Krzysztof Penderecki
1979-01-22 | Milano (Italy), Teatro alla Scala | national Premiere
Conductor: Bruno Bartoletti
Orchestra: Lyric Opera of Chicago
1978-11-29 | Chicago, IL (United States of America) | World Premiere
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