Boesmans Reigen

Boesmans Reigen

Composer Philippe Boesmans turns 80 on May 17.  In honor of this event, Oper Stuttgart has scheduled a new production of his opera Reigen which opened on April 24 and has performances through June 3.

Taken from Arthur Schnitzler’s drama and on libretto by Luc Bondy, Reigen was premiered in Brussels at Théâtre La Monnaie in 1993. Since then it has been produced many times all over the world:

Bruxelles, Théâtre La Monnaie (March 1993, world première)
Paris, Théatre du chatelet (November 1994)
Frankfurt, Alte Oper (June-July 1995)
Nantes, Opera de Nantes (June 1997)
Vienna, Halle des Museumsquartiers (November 1997)
Braunschweig (February 1998)
Amsterdam/Utrecht (April 1999)
Colmar/Mulhouse/Strasbourg, Opera national du Rhin (May-July 2004, chamber version world premiere)
Lausanne, Opéra de Lausanne (November 2004)
Rotterdam/Amstelveen/Leiden/Utrecht/Helmond/Amsterdam, Opera Studio Nederland (October 2007)
Paris, Paris Opéra (February 2009)
New York, New York City Opera (September 2009)
Paris, Conservatoire Nationale Superieur (February 2013)

Opera in 10 scenes
Characters: Dirne, S. - Soldat, T. - Stubenmädchen, C. - Junger Herr, T. - Junge Frau, S. - Gatte, Br. – Süsses S Mädchen, C. - Dichter, T. - Sängerin, S. - Graf, Br.
2.2.2.Sxf. s. e c. (= 1 perf.).2. / 2.2.2.-. / perc. (= 5 perf.) h. piano (also cel.) / strings
Small orchestra  version:
fl (also picc.), ob. (also cor.i.), cl. (also Mib), bn.(also dbn) / 2.1.1.-. / h. piano cel./ timp. perc./ strings (3 vl. 2 vle. 2 Vv. Cb.)

Photo: AT Schaefer