Charles Wuorinen’s Brokeback Mountain premiered in Madrid, Spain in 2014 to enthusiastic reviews and has now received a premiere date for a chamber version. Wuorinen has re-orchestrated the opera for 24 players and will premiere it on February 27, 2016 at the Salzburger Landestheater in Salzburg, Austria. In what will be the 3rd production in Europe, the exciting new arrangement will most likely catch the attention of smaller opera companies, expanding the reach of the critically acclaimed opera. The new instrumentation is a largely scaled down orchestra with the addition of a saxophone quartet: 1(Picc).1.1.B-cl.1. (Cbns)— 18.104.22.168— Timp— 2Perc—Pf—22.214.171.124.1 and saxophone quartet.
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