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Music Text

Libretto by the composer, with the co-operation of Kerstin Schüssler-Bach (G)

Scoring

2S,CT,2T,Bar,BBar; mixed chorus;
3(II=picc,III=afl).2(II=corA).3(II=Ebcl,III=bcl).2(II=dbn)-4.3.2.btrbn.1-perc(4):I+II=xyl/vib/glsp/tub.chime/waterphone/cym(med)/pair of cyms(lg)/2tam-t(med,lg)/mark tree/sistrum/flex/tgl/tamb/whip/guiro/sand box/maracas/4gong; III+IV=crot/bass marimba/3timp/dobaci(lg)/cym(lg)/pair of cyms/tamb(sm)/tgl/guiro/BD/SD(lg)/3tom-t/thunder sheet(lg)-harp-pft(=cel)-accordion-strings;
on-stage: accordion-db

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Opera
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Publisher

Boosey & Hawkes

Territory
This work is available from Boosey & Hawkes for the world.

Availability

World Premiere
5/18/2025
Staatsoper, Hamburg
Dead Centre, director / Hamburgische Staatsoper / Kent Nagano
Repertoire Note

Unsuk Chin drew inspiration for her second opera from the life and work of the legendary physicist Wolfgang Pauli and his relationship with the psychiatrist Carl Gustav Jung. Faustian material for the 21st century.

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