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Wolfgang Mitterer: Massacre, opera

> Massacre - Act A Scene 1: TREASON: I feel not well, my skin is burning (Catherine de Medici, King of Navarre, Duchess of Guise)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 1: My brain turns upside down (Catherine de Medici, All, King of Navarre)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 1: Revenge! (Duke of Guise, All)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 2: THE PLOT: The plot is laid (Duke of Guise, All, King of Navarre, the people) - Scene 3: FATAL
> Massacre - Act A Scene 4: A SUDDEN BANG: O no son my brain it breaks (Queen of Navarre, King of Navarre, the people)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 4: My sight it fails (Queen of Navarre, the people, King of Navarre, Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 5: WHAT TIMES ARE THESE: O, great, sweet God (King of Navarre)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 5: My sight (Queen of Navarre, the people)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 5: Spem in alium (All)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 6: THE ORDER: There, here, now go ahead (Duke of Guise, Catherine de Medici, All)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 6: Ahead! Go! (Duke of Guise, All, the people)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 7: SWEAR AND EXECUTE: Swear (Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act A Scene 7: That like I best (Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 8: KILLING 1: Where is He? Hark! (the people)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 8: Kiss this! (the people)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 8: Kiss the cross of Rome (the people, Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 9: MY HEART DOTH PLEAD: My heart doth plead that you in him dost lie (Duchess of Guise)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 9: Forbidden me (Duchess of Guise)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 9: And I am still with them and they with you (Duchess of Guise)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 10: KILLING 2: with … (Duchess of Guise)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 10: —
> Massacre - Act B Scene 10: Let non escape! (Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 10: I have my will (Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 11: CLEAN WATER: Throw down the dead into the river ( the people)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 11: It will corrupt the water (the people)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 11: Displaced (the people)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 12: LAMENTATIO: O great sweet God (King of Navarre, the people)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 12: Disaster! (Catherine de Madici, All)
> Massacre - Act B Scene 12: For i rule France (Catherine de Medici, All)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 13: DAMNATION OF D: My brain turns upside down (Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 13: Mort dieu! (Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 13: Mort dieu! this hand should strike your heart and soul (Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 13: —
> Massacre - Act C Scene 13: —
> Massacre - Act C Scene 14: THE FALL: —
> Massacre - Act C Scene 14: Dispatched (the people)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 14: I have my will (the people)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 14: I faint (the people)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 15: TRIAL: Hahahaha! My Lord of Guise (Henry III, Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 15: My deeds are always for the Gospel's sake (Duke of Guise, Henry III)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 15: Farewell! (Henry III, Duke of Guise, the people)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 15: I have my will! (Henry III)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 16: SORROW: Wir waren schon zu tief gesunken (King of Navarre, the people)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 16: Falsche welt, dir trau' ich nicht (the people, King of Navarre)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 17: ALL GOES TO WRECK: My brain! My brain (Duchess of Guise, Henry III, Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 17: This night (Duke of Guise)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 17: This night, Go! (Duke of Guise, Henry III, Catherine de Medici, the people)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 17: Son I curse you (Catherine de Medici)
> Massacre - Act C Scene 18: Coda

Album Summary

>Mitterer, Wolfgang : Massacre, opera in 3 acts
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Based on Christopher Marlowe's drama The Massacre at Paris, Wolfgang Mitterer paints an acoustic picture of destruction, conspiracy, and the thrill of power. This three-act work for five singers, nine musical instruments, and electronics is Mitterer's third production for col legno.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Théâtre de Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines (10/09/2008).



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Works Details

>Mitterer, Wolfgang : Massacre, opera in 3 acts
  • Performers: Jean-Paul Bonnevalle (Countertenor); Lionel Peintre (Baritone); Wolfgang Mitterer (Electronics); Peter Rundel (Violin); Nora Petrocenko; Elizabeth Calleo; Valerie Philippin
  • Conductor: Peter Rundel
  • Ensemble: Remix Ensemble
  • Running Time: 1 min. 3 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Form: Opera/Operetta