Ye Yan/The Night of the Banquet

Chamber Opera in four scenes

Composer

Wenjing Guo

Publisher

  • Ricordi Milano

Catalogue number

  • 138758

Characters

  • HAN XI-ZAI, bass
    HONG ZHU, soprano
    HAN’S Entertainer, soprano coloratura
    LI YU (the Emperor), lyric tenor
    GU HONG-ZHONG (painter), tenor
    ZHOU WEN-JU (painter), baritone bass

Instrumentation

  • Fl. (also G Fl., Picc., Chinese bamboo flute, headjint and small chime), Ob. (also Eh.), Cl. (also Bcl.), 4 Perc., Hp., Piba (female performer on stage) / String Quintet (I Vl. also triangle)

Genre

  • Stage works

Libretto

Jingzhi Zou

Composed on

01-01-2001

First performance

2001-10-02

Notes first performance

Paris, Festival d’Automne, Les Gémeaux (Sceaux), Ensemble Modern, Ed Spanjaard: conductor, Chen Shi-Zheng: director

Length

  • 1 hour and 20 minutes

Note on libretto

  • english version by Zhang Qingnian

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