Basic Details

Title
Lord Byron
Availability
Available
Category
Opera
Instrumentation
Cast: 4S, 2Mz, A, 2T, 5Bar, B-Bar, B; Madrigalists: 2T, 2Bar, 2B; Mixed Chorus [SATB]; boys' chorus; 2.2.2.2-4.2.3.1-timp.perc-harp.cel.pft-str
Duration
120'
Publisher
Southern Music Publishing Co. Inc.
Commission
Commissioned by The Ford Foundation and The Koussevitzky Foundation
Premiere
  • World: Juilliard American Opera Theatre, New York City, NY, April 20th, 1972 (The Juilliard Orchestra and Opera Chorus; The Trinity Parish Choir of Southport, CT)
Edition/Catalog #
HL 00228625

Cataloging Information

Copyright
©1975 Southern Music
Year Composed
1966
M.S. Location
The Virgil Thomson Papers at Irving S. Gilmore Music Library at Yale University
Cardell Number
Op2[A-C]
Meckna Number
W6

Additional Info

Notes

Opera in three acts

Libretto by Jack Larson

Published with piano accompaniment and German translation by John Gutman (Southern)

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Attachments

Related Works

Lord Byron - Related Works

Lord Byron, an opera in three acts

Ballet from Act III, Scene 2 of the original production is not included in the published score but is published separately as Symphony No. 3 (1972; Boosey & Hawkes; See W56) and is also arranged for piano solo as Ballet Music from Act III, Scene 2 of "Lord Byron" (1966-68; ms.; See W197)

Symphony No. 3 scored for orchestra from String Quartet No. 2 (1932; Boosey & Hawkes; See W176)

Original Cast and Role Information

Lord Byron - Original Cast and Role Information

RolePremiere CastFach
Lord ByronGrayson Hurst
Thomas MooreLenus Carlson
John HobhouseWalter Hook
John MurrayFrederick Choepflin
Count GambaFrederick Burchinal
John IrelandDavid Wilder
The Hon. Mrs. LeighCarolyn Valschmidt
Lady BryonLynne Wickenden
Contessa GuiccioliHari Katz
Lady MelbourneBarrie Smith
Lady CharlotteBarbara Henricks
Lady JaneJean Fuerstenau
Miss RawdonAnn Farr
Lady CarolineDiane Schwartz