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The Winter's Tale

The Winter's Tale

opera in three acts based on the play by William Shakespeare


  • Language: English

 
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King Leontes’ jealous rage results in the death of his loyal wife Hermione days after she has given birth. Leontes orders for the baby to be killed, but many years later, truth surfaces as a crocus at the first sign of thaw.

Ryan Wigglesworth’s first opera is a luminous, persuasive retelling of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. His natural sense for dramatic narrative brings clarity to this tragedy-turned-romance, its brooding opening act unfolding gradually into a light-hearted scherzo. Written as the culmination of Wigglesworth’s tenure as Artist in Residence with English National Opera, The Winter’s Tale is not to be missed.
Details
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by English National Opera
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Subtitle: opera in three acts based on the play by William Shakespeare
Uraufführung : 27. Februar 2017 London, London Coliseum (UK) · Iain Paterson, Leontes; Sophie Bevan, Hermione; Samantha Price, Perdita; Leigh Melrose, Polixenes; Anthony Gregory, Florizel; Susan Bickley, Paulina; Neal Davies, Antigonus/Shepherd; Timothy Robinson, Camillo · Dirigent: Ryan Wigglesworth · English National Opera Orchestra · Inszenierung: Rory Kinnear · Kostüme: Moritz Junge · Bühnenbild: Vicki Mortimer
Year of composition: 2015-2016
instrumentation: 4(3.pic, 4.pic, afl).2.ca.3(2.Ebcl, 3.bcl).2.cbsn-4.4.3.1-timp.3perc(2sm s.d., 2 sys cym (sm, med, lg), anvil, 2tub bells, crots, b.d., siz cym, calves, maracas, tam-tam, crash cym, tri, 4 templblk(med-high)-hp-str(12.10.8.6.5)
occupation: Leontes · bass-baritone - Polixenes · baritone - Hermione · soprano - Camillo · tenor - Antigonus · bass - Paulina · mezzo-soprano - Perdita · mezzo-soprano - Florizel · tenor - Shepherd · bass - Mamillius · actor (silent role) - Three guards · tenors/baritones ad lib. - Court official · tenor - Servant · baritone - SATB chrous
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King Leontes’ jealous rage results in the death of his loyal wife Hermione days after she has given birth. Leontes orders for the baby to be killed, but many years later, truth surfaces as a crocus at the first sign of thaw.

Ryan Wigglesworth’s first opera is a luminous, persuasive retelling of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. His natural sense for dramatic narrative brings clarity to this tragedy-turned-romance, its brooding opening act unfolding gradually into a light-hearted scherzo. Written as the culmination of Wigglesworth’s tenure as Artist in Residence with English National Opera, The Winter’s Tale is not to be missed.
Auftragswerk : Commissioned by English National Opera
Performance duration: 90'0"
Publisher: Schott Music Ltd., London
Subtitle: opera in three acts based on the play by William Shakespeare
Uraufführung : 27. Februar 2017 London, London Coliseum (UK) · Iain Paterson, Leontes; Sophie Bevan, Hermione; Samantha Price, Perdita; Leigh Melrose, Polixenes; Anthony Gregory, Florizel; Susan Bickley, Paulina; Neal Davies, Antigonus/Shepherd; Timothy Robinson, Camillo · Dirigent: Ryan Wigglesworth · English National Opera Orchestra · Inszenierung: Rory Kinnear · Kostüme: Moritz Junge · Bühnenbild: Vicki Mortimer
Year of composition: 2015-2016
instrumentation: 4(3.pic, 4.pic, afl).2.ca.3(2.Ebcl, 3.bcl).2.cbsn-4.4.3.1-timp.3perc(2sm s.d., 2 sys cym (sm, med, lg), anvil, 2tub bells, crots, b.d., siz cym, calves, maracas, tam-tam, crash cym, tri, 4 templblk(med-high)-hp-str(12.10.8.6.5)
occupation: Leontes · bass-baritone - Polixenes · baritone - Hermione · soprano - Camillo · tenor - Antigonus · bass - Paulina · mezzo-soprano - Perdita · mezzo-soprano - Florizel · tenor - Shepherd · bass - Mamillius · actor (silent role) - Three guards · tenors/baritones ad lib. - Court official · tenor - Servant · baritone - SATB chrous
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra
2017-03-14 | London (United Kingdom), London Coliseum — 19:30
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra
2017-03-10 | London (United Kingdom), London Coliseum — 19:30
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra
2017-03-08 | London (United Kingdom), London Coliseum — 19:30
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra
2017-03-03 | London (United Kingdom), London Coliseum — 19:30
Conductor: Ryan Wigglesworth
Orchestra: English National Opera Orchestra
2017-02-27 | London (United Kingdom), London Coliseum — 19:30