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The Bassarids in German: Die Bassariden is an opera in one act and an intermezzowith music by Hans Werner Henze to an English libretto by W.
The conflict in the opera is between human rationality and emotional control, represented by the King of Thebes, Pentheus, and unbridled human passion, represented by the god Dionysus. A noteworthy feature of the opera is its construction like a euriipides symphony in four ‘movements’: Henze has noted that he quotes from Johann Sebastian Bach ‘s St. Matthew Passion and the English Suite in D minor.
The composer conducted, and the staging was by director Bodo Igesz. This same production was repeated at Carnegie Hall in November at the New York premiere, which was attended by the composer.
The setting is ancient Thebes. Prior to the opera, Dionysus has stated that he intends to revenge himself upon Agave and the women of Thebes because they have denied his divinity. At the start of the opera, Cadmus, King eripides Thebes, has abdicated his euripidea in favour of his grandson Pentheus.
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Pentheus has learned of the cult of Dionysus, which involves wild and irrational revelry. Pentheus plans to ban the cult from his city. A stranger arrives in town and seduces the citizens into increasingly frenetic celebration of the god Dionysus. Because Pentheus is unaware of his own irrational, “Dionysiac” impulses, or tries to suppress them, Dionysus can entrance Pentheus and intrude upon his nature to the point that Pentheus disguises himself as a woman, and goes to Mount Cytheron, where the revelry is occurring.
In the course of events, the spell over the citizens extends to Agave, Pentheus’ mother, and Autonoe, Pentheus’ sister.
Pentheus is killed and torn to pieces, euriipides his city brought to ruin. Without realising it, Agave cradles the severed head of her son in her arms. The Stranger is revealed to be Dionysus himself.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Hans Werner Henze talks to Paul Griffiths “. The Musical Timespp. The Musical Times Opera — The Bassarids ” December Retrieved 22 July Salzburg — Henze’s Bassarids ” October Anderson, ” Die Bassariden. Hans Werner Henze” recording review. The Opera Quarterly9 3— Literaturoper Moment form Postmodern music. List of compositions by Hans Werner Henze Category: Compositions by Hans Werner Henze. The Bacchae by Euripides BC.
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Opera by Hans Werner Henze. The composer in The Bacchae by Euripides. Cadmusfounder and former king of Thebes. Agavehis daughter, mother of Pentheus.
Beroe, an old slaveonce nurse to Semele and Pentheus. Autonoedaughter of Cadmus.
Chorus of bassaridscitizens of Thebes, guards, servants.