Natanael Berg (1879−1957)

Engelbrekt, opera in four acts

Prelude
Act 1
Prelude
Act 2
Act 3
Act 4

  • Year of composition: 1928
  • Work category: Opera
  • Text author: Natanael Berg. German translation by Fritz Tutenberg.
  • First performed: 21 September 1929 at the Royal Opera, Stockholm. Einar Larson (Engelbrekt), Armas Järnefelt, conductor.
  • Duration: Approx. 120-180 min

Instrumentation

3*.3*.3*.3. / 4.2.3.1 / timp, 1 perc / str
picc, cor angl, bass clar, dbn

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 3 sopranos (Ingrid, etc.), 7 tenors (Erik, king of Denmark, etc.), 5 baritones (Engelbrekt, etc.), 4 basses (Olof Mats Pers, etc.)

Mixed choir, S.A.T.B.
Female choir, S.A.
Male choir, T.T.B.B.

Examples of printed editions

Libretto available at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket, location mark at C 9524:2 (Online catalogue)

Location for score and part material

Score and parts available for purchase or rent at Stim/Svensk musik

  • Location autograph: Musik- och teaterbiblioteket
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Score and piano reduction in autograph in Natanael Berg's deposition, Z/Sv.

Examples of recordings

Prelude to part 1: Föreningen svenska tonsätttare 1918-1993. PS-CD58 (Phono Suecia), p 1993. Sveriges radios underhållningsorkester, cond. Natanael Berg. Available at Naxos Music Library.

Prelude to part 2: Radioorkestern, Natanael Berg, cond. Cupol, 1948.

Description of work

Prelude
Act 1
Prelude
Act 2
Act 3
Act 4
(For more information, please see the Swedish page)

Links

Score example (beginning of act 1) available at Stim/Svensk musik: 
http://www.mic.se/avd/mic/prod/micpdf.nsf/dl/12600f2.pdf/$file/12600f2.pdf


Libretto/text

Og jeg laengtes till Dig,
som man i örkenen laenges till oasens kildevaeld ... (Torkil)