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Friedrich Cerha

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Der Rattenfänger

(The Pied Piper)

Stage work in 2 parts based on texts by Carl Zuckmayer

libretto: Friedrich Cerha · commissioned by: Steirischer Herbst Graz and Staatsoper Wien

Created1984-1986
World premiere26. September 1987, Graz, Vereinigte Bühne · Peter Lindroos, tenor · Heinz Jürgen Demitz, baritone · Ursula Reinhard-Kiss, mezzo soprano · Anna Pausar, soprano · Margret Cahn, soprano · Hans Holzmann, tenor · Pedros Evangelides, tenor · Joszef Dene, baritone · Ernst Dieter Suttheimer, tenor · Konstantin Sfiris, bass · Gaby Schuchter, speaking character · Hans Hollmann, stage direction · Herbert Kappelmüller, stage setting · Frida Parmeggiana, costumes · Grazer Philharmonisches Orchester · Friedrich Cerha, conductor
Duration03 00'00''
Instrumentation2 (2nd also pic. and afl.) · 2 · ca. · 2 · bcl. · ssx. (also asx.) · 2 · cbn. - 4 · 3 · 3 · bar. · 0 - timp. · perc. (5 performers) - hp. · gtr. (also bgtr.) · eorg. - str. ( 12 · 10 · 8 · 8 · 6 or 10 · 8 · 6 · 6 · 4)
Castthe Pied Piper: tenor · the Mayor: baritone · Divana, his wife: mezzo soprano · Maria and Martin, their children: soprano and tenor · Elken, (Lady in Waiting): contralto · Johannes, her handicapped son: tenor · the Little Executioner: baritone · Rikke, his daughter: soprano · the Baker of the Host: tenor · the Provost: bass · the Town Judge (also 1st man and 1st footsoldier): baritone · the Duke of Rye (also 2nd man): bass · 1st Fellow: baritone · 2nd Fellow: tenor · 3rd Fellow: bass · 2nd Footsoldier: tenor · Stina, a blind girl: speasking character · a Deaf Boy: speaking character · the Captain (also a Landlord and a Sergeant): speaking character · the Dean: speaking character · extras (at least 3)
PublisherUniversal Edition

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