Opera/Music Theater

prisoner of the state (2019) 75'

David Lang
soprano, tenor, baritone, bass; men's chorus; 2+pic.2.2(bcl).2+cbn/4.2[in C].2.0/timp/3 perc/strings

the mile-long opera (2018) 60'

David Lang
co-created with Elizabeth Diller
for 1000 singers
texts by Anne Carson and Claudia Rankine

true pearl (2018) 30'

David Lang
SSAATTBB + ob.cl[bcl].2perc.pno.vla.vc.db
words by Sybil Kempson

the loser (2016) 60'

David Lang
solo baritone, solo piano; perc, va, vc, db

anatomy theater (2016) 75'

David Lang
Mezzo,Ten,Bar,Bass, fl(picc),cl(bcl),tpt,perc,pf(acc),vn,va,vc,db

the whisper opera (2013) 60'

David Lang
text by David Lang
soprano; flute, clarinet, percussion, cello

love fail (2012) 60'

David Lang
Text by David Lang (after Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain and Richard Wagner)
SSAA playing simple percussion instruments

love fail (arr. for women's chorus) (2012) 60'

David Lang
Text by David Lang (after Lydia Davis, Marie de France, Gottfried von Strassburg, Béroul, Thomas of Britain and Richard Wagner)
SSAA chorus (or 8 solo women singers) playing simple percussion instruments

Steel Hammer (2009) 70'

Julia Wolfe
SSA, cl, perc, gtr, pf, vc, db

Lightning at our feet (2008) 75'

Michael Gordon
four singer/performers playing violin, cello, piano, electric guitar, and electronics [all instruments and voices amplified]

Water (2008) 76'

Michael Gordon • David Lang • Julia Wolfe
music and text by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
SATB, 1.1.1.1(cbn)/1.1.1.0/2perc/pf/egtr/str(1.1.1.1.1) [all instruments and voices amplified]

Acquanetta (2005, rev. 2017) 70'

Michael Gordon
Text by Deborah Artman
CHAMBER VERSION: 3 Sopranos, Tenor, Bass, with female choir, plus amplified chamber ensemble
ORCHESTRA VERSION: S, Mz, A, T, Bar; SATB chorus
2(2pic).2.3.1+cbsn/2321/2perc/kbd.eb/str

Michael Gordon Acquanetta (2005, rev. 2017) 70'

Michael Gordon
Text by Deborah Artman
CHAMBER VERSION: 3 Sopranos, Tenor, Bass, with female choir, plus amplified chamber ensemble
ORCHESTRA VERSION: S, Mz, A, T, Bar; SATB chorus
2(2pic).2.3.1+cbsn/2321/2perc/kbd.eb/str

Shelter (2005) 65'

Michael Gordon • David Lang • Julia Wolfe
music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
text by Deborah Artman
3 Sop, fl, ob, cl, bn, hn, tpt, tbn, tba, pno, egtr, eb, perc, 2 vln, vla, vc, cb [all instruments and voices amplified]

What to Wear (2005) 65'

Michael Gordon
Text by Richard Foreman
2S, A, T, small female chorus
2kbd, perc, egtr, 2vn, db, drums [all instruments and voices amplified]

the difficulty of crossing a field (2002) 75'

David Lang
Text by Mac Wellman
Sop, Mezzo,Ten,Bar,B,small chor, string quartet

Lost Objects (2001) 62'

Michael Gordon • David Lang • Julia Wolfe
music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
Text by Deborah Artman
Sop, 2 countertenors, small chor, DJ, baroque orch, egtr, eb, perc, synth [all instruments and voices amplified]

The Carbon Copy Building (1999) 72'

Michael Gordon • David Lang • Julia Wolfe
music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe
Text by Ben Katchor
Cast: Ms, T, Bar, Bar/Ct
cl(bcl, cbcl, ssx)/perc/syn/egtr [all instruments and voices amplified]

Chaos (1998) 77'

Michael Gordon
Text by Matthew Maguire
S, A, T, 2Bar + audio playback [amplified vocals]

modern painters (1995) 110'

David Lang
Text by Manuella Halterhoff
major roles: Bar, lyric Sop, Ten, Mz Sop, dramatic Ten, character Sop, Bass;
and 3 Ten, Sop, 2Bar, Bass, silent girl, chorus
2(pic)2(ca)2(bcl)2/4220/2perc/pf(syn).hp/str

Van Gogh (1991) 63'

Michael Gordon
Text by Michael Gordon (based on the letters of Vincent Van Gogh)
Cast: S,T,B,cl(bcl),perc,egtr,pn,vn,va,vc,db

Gordon works for voice

Michael Gordon