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The Musical Times Retrieved from ” https: Chorus of bassaridscitizens of Thebes, guards, servants. Die Bassariden is an opera in one act and an intermezzowith music by Hans Werner Henze to an English libretto by W. Agavehis daughter, mother of Pentheus.

Beroe, an old slaveonce nurse to Semele and Pentheus. The Opera Quarterly9 3— Salzburg — Henze’s Bassarids ” October The Bacchae by Euripides.

The Stranger is revealed to be Dionysus himself.

In his tragedies, Euripides represented individuals not as they ought to be but as they are. Shortly after his death his reputation rose and has never diminished.

In his dramas, Euripides separated the chorus from the action, which was the first step toward the complete elimination of the chorus.

Autonoedaughter of Cadmus. Compositions by Hans Werner Henze. Henze has noted that he quotes from Johann Sebastian Bach ‘s St. From inside the book. A stranger arrives in town and seduces the citizens into increasingly frenetic celebration of the god Dionysus. Literaturoper Moment form Postmodern music. In the course of events, the spell over the citizens extends to Agave, Pentheus’ mother, and Autonoe, Pentheus’ sister.


The conflict in the opera is between oas rationality and llas control, represented by the King of Thebes, Pentheus, and unbridled human passion, represented by the god Dionysus. Among his best-known plays are Alcestis B. Retrieved 22 July He used the prologue as an introduction bacanfes explanation.

The setting is ancient Thebes. Pentheus is killed and lass to pieces, and his city brought to ruin.

The Bacchantes Dionysus in ’69 The Bacchae Daphne opera Ink novel Talk play. 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 eutipides occurring.

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Without realising it, Agave cradles the severed head of her son in her arms. Opera — The Bassarids ” December By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Cadmusfounder and former king of Thebes.

Euripides’ attitude toward the gods was iconoclastic and rationalistic; toward humans-notably his passionate female characters-his attitude was deeply sympathetic. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Pentheus has learned of the cult of Dionysus, which involves wild and irrational revelry.

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The Musical Timespp. In his youth he cultivated gymnastic pursuits and studied philosophy and rhetoric. Fragments of about fifty-five plays survive; some were discovered as recently as The Bacchae by Euripides BC. Euripides died in Athens in This same production was repeated at Carnegie Hall in November at the New York premiere, which was attended by the composer.

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Opera by Hans Werner Henze. Account Options Sign in. Although Euripides has been charged with intemperate use of the deus ex machina, by which artifice a god is dragged in abruptly at the end to resolve a situation beyond human powers, he created some of the most unforgettable psychological portraits.

Soon after he received recognition for a play that he had written, Euripides left Athens for the court of Archelaus, king of Macedonia. 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 of Thebes, has abdicated his throne in favour of his grandson Pentheus. The Bassarids in German: My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Iphigenia in Aulis Alcmaeon in Corinth. The composer conducted, and the staging was by director Bodo Igesz.