Propheten (1998)

A twentieth-century Bible play.
Devised by David Drew from Act IV of Der Weg der Verheissung (The Eternal Road).
Text (in German) by Franz Werfel and from scriptures.
Supplementary orchestration by Noam Sheriff.

Performance Information

English title: Prophets
Cast: Singing roles: Rabbi (tenor), Jeremiah/Stimme des Prophets (baritone), Isaiah/Weisse Engel 1/Engel der Endzeit (tenor), Chananjah (baritone).
Singing roles from the chorus: Der Widersprecher (baritone), ein Knabe (boy soprano), eine Frau (mezzo), Weisse Engel 2 (soprano), Dunkle Engel (baritone), Rahel (soprano); large choir, divisible into two parts, with optional children's choir.
Speaking roles: Der Dreizehnjährige, der Entfremdete, Zedekiah, Pashur, Ebed Melech, der Wächter, der Bote des Königs.
Orchestra: 2 (picc.).1.2 (E-flat cl).1; 4.3.3.1; timp, perc; 2 pianos, organ, harp; strings.
Duration: 45 minutes
Performance Materials: All territories: EAMC
First performance: May 28, 1998, Vienna, Österreichische Rundfunkorchester, Dennis Russell Davies, cond.

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