Natanael Berg (1879−1957)

Genoveva, opera in four acts

Act 1
Act 2
Act 3
Act 4

  • Year of composition: 1945
  • Work category: Opera
  • Text author: Natanael Berg after Friedrich Hebbel's tragedy, 1843. German translation by Fritz Tutenberg.
  • First performed: 25 October 1947 at the Royal Opera. Lilly Furlin (Genoveva), Erik Sundquist (Siegfried), Herbert Sandberg, cond.
  • Duration: Approx. 120-180 min

Instrumentation

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

Solo voices/choir

Solo voices: 1 sopran (Genoveva), 1 boy or girl soprano (Smärterik, 7 years old), 2 mezzo-sopranos (Katarina, Margareta), 1 tenor (Golo), 5 baritones (Siegfried, Balthasar, Drago, the painter, Eugen), 4 basses (Kaspar, Hans, Klaus, a chieftain)
Damkör, S.A.
Manskör, T.T.B.B. (soldater, jaktfolk)

Examples of printed editions

The libretto is available at Musik- och teaterbiblioteket, location mark C 9524:3 (online catalogue)

Location for score and part material

Score, piano reduction and parts available 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

Description of work

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

Links

Score example (10 pages) available at Stim/Svensk musik: 
http://www.mic.se/avd/mic/prod/micpdf.nsf/dl/12601f1.pdf/$file/12601f1.pdf


Libretto/text

Så friskt och kallt, en aning som av frost ... (Siegfried)