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Samuel Barber

Publisher: G. Schirmer

Antony and Cleopatra (1966)
Text Writer
Libretto after Shakespeare’s play.
Publisher
G Schirmer Inc
Category
Opera and Music Theatre
Year Composed
1966
Duration
2 Hours 0 Minutes
Chorus
SSATB chorus; ballet
Language
English
Soloist
Soprano, 12 Basses [1=Baritone], 8 Tenors [1=High Baritone], lyric Soprano, Mezzo soprano, Alto, 5 Baritones [1=Tenor, 1=Bass]
Alternate Orchestration
Red orch: 2(afl:pic).2(ca).2(bcl).2(cbn)/4230/timp.5perc/hp.pf.cel/str


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Programme Note
Samuel Barber Antony and Cleopatra (1966)
Cast List:

   ANTONY, a Roman general: Baritone
   ENOBARBUS, his friend: Bass
   IRAS, Cleopatra's attendant: Contralto
   CHARMIAN, Cleopatra's attendant: Mezzo-soprano
   CLEOPATRA, Queen of Egypt : Soprano
   CAESAR, Ruler of Rome: Tenor
   MAECENAS, a senator: Non-singing role
   AGRIPPA, a senator: Bass
   A MESSENGER: Tenor
   DOLABELLA, an officer of Antony: Baritone
   EROS, Antony's shield-bearer: A young man's voice (Tenor or High Baritone)
   THIDIAS, Caesar's ambassador: Tenor or High Baritone
   EUNUCH: Non-singing role
   OCTAVIA, Caesar's sister: Non-singing role
   ALEXAS, Cleopatra's Attendant: Bass
   A SOOTHSAYER: Bass
   FIRST GUARD: Baritone
   SECOND GUARD: Tenor
   THIRD GUARD: Bass
   FOURTH GUARD: Bass
   FIRST SOLDIER: Bass
   SECOND SOLDIER: Bass
   A SOLDIER OF CAESAR: Baritone or Bass
   GUARDSMAN: Non-singing role
   A RUSTIC: Baritone or Bass
   Dancers
   Chorus


Synopsis:
The love story of Antony and Cleopatra, their defeat by Rome and their deaths.



  • Ensemble
    Westminster Choir, Spoleto Festival Orchestra
    Conductor
    Christian Badea
    New World Records:
Performances
Date
Title
  • 17 MAR 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    Curtis Institute of Music
    George Manahan, conductor

    Other Dates:
    18-21 March - Philadelphia, PA
  • 17 MAR 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    Curtis Institute of Music

    Other Dates:
    18-21 March - Philadelphia, PA
  • 14 MAR 2010
    New York, NY
    Metropolitan Opera
    Lori Guilbeau; Marco Armiliato, conductor
  • 15 JAN 2009
    Carnegie Hall, New York, NY
    New York City Opera
    George Manahan, conductor

    Other Dates:
    16 January - Carnegie Hall, New York, NY

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