Oresteia (opera) (Taneyev, Sergey)

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Ambox notice.pngFor the orchestral piece on the same subject, see Oresteia (overture), Op.6.


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 Introduction and Part 1, Tableau 1
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 Part 2, Tableau 1
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 Part 2, Tableau 2
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Taneev Oresteia cov.jpg
Language:

Russian ; French ; German

Translator:

"Michel Delines" (= Mikhail Osipovich Ashkinasi, 1851-1914), French text
Hans Schmidt, German text

Publisher Info.:

Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff, 1900. Plate 2104.

Copyright:

Public Domain [tag/del]

Misc. Notes:

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General Information

Work Title Oresteia
Alternative Title Орестея
Composer Taneyev, Sergey
Movements/Sections 3 acts/parts, 8 tableaux
Year/Date of Composition 1887–94
First Performance 1895-10-29 – St Petersburg, Maryinsky Theatre: Eduard Krushevsky (conductor)
First Publication 1900 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Full score. Plate 2100.
1900 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Orchestral parts. Plate 2101.
1900 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Choral parts. Plate 2102.
1900 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Solo parts. Plate 2103.
1900 – Leipzig: M.P. Belaieff. Vocal score, 333 pages. Plate 2104.
Librettist Aleksey Venkstern (1856–1909), after a story by Aeschylus
Language Russian
Dedication In memory of Anton Rubinstein (1829–1894)
Piece Style Romantic
Instrumentation Voices: Agamemnon (Агамемнонь) (bass) ; Clytemnestra (Клитемнестра) (alto) ; Aegisthus (Эгистъ) (baritone) ; Elektra (Электра) (soprano) ; Orestes (Орест) (tenor) ; Cassandra (Кассандра) (soprano) ; Apollo Loxias (Аполлон Локсий) (baritone) ; Pallas Athena (Афина Паллада) (soprano) ; Areopagite (Ареопагит) (bass) ; Koryphäe (Корифей ) (bass) ; Guard (Страж) (bass) ; Libation-Bearer (Раб) (bass) ; Agamemnon's Spirit (Тень Агамемнона) (bass) + mixed chorus (SATB)
Orchestra
Related Works Taneyev's concert overture Oresteia, Op.6 (1889), contains some themes that appear in the opera.


Misc. Comments

Contents

  • Part 1: "Agamemnon"
    • Introduction
    • Tableau 1
      • No. 1. Scene (guard)
      • No. 2. Scene (Chorus of women, Clytaemnestra)
      • No. 3. Scene (Clytaemnestra, chorus of people)
      • No. 4. Scene (Narrative of Aegisthus. Duet)
    • Tableau 2
      • No. 5. March with chorus
      • No. 6. Scene (Agamemenon and chorus of warriors)
      • No. 7. Scene and duet (Clytaemnestra and Agamemnon)
      • No. 8. Scene of Cassandra with chorus (Clytaemnestra, Cassandra, chorus of people)
        • Arioso of Cassandra with chorus
      • No. 9 Scene (Clytaemnestra and chorus)
      • No. 10. Concluding scene (Aegisthus, Clytaemnestra, bodyguards, people)
  • Part 2: "The Libation-Bearers"
    • Tableau 1
      • No. 11. Recitative and arioso of Clytaemnestra
      • No. 12. Scene (shade of Agamemnon, Clytaemnestra, later a female chorus)
      • No. 13. Recitative and duet with chorus (Clytaemnestra, Elektra, and female chorus)
    • Tableau 2
      • No. 14. Scene (Orestes)
      • No. 15. Scene (Orestes with chorus of women)
      • No. 16. Scene (Elektra and chorus of women)
      • No. 17. Scene and duet (Elektra, Orestes, and chorus of women)
    • Tableau 3
      • No. 18. Scene (Orestes and slave)
      • No. 19. Quartet (Elektra, Clytaemnestra, Orestes, Aegisthus)
      • No. 20. Scene (slave and Clytaemnestra)
      • No. 21. Scene and duet (Clytaemnestra and Orestes)
      • No. 22. Concluding scene (Orestes and chorus)
  • Part 3: "The Eumenides"
    • Tableau 1
      • No. 23. Entr'acte and scene (Orestes and Furies)
    • Tableau 2
      • No. 24. Entr'acte
      • No. 25. Scene (Orestes, Furies [offstage], later Apollo)
    • Tableau 3
      • No. 26. Entr'acte and chorus of Athenians
      • No. 27. Scene (Orestes and chorus)
      • No. 28. Procession of areopagites
      • No. 29. Scene (Orestes and an Areopagite)
      • No. 30. Concluding scene (Athena, Orestes, Areopagites, people)
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