Opera/Music Theater

David Lang

the loser (2016) 60'

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

The Brooklyn Academy of Music, 2016 Next Wave Festival

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David Lang

anatomy theater (2016) 75'

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

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David Lang

love fail (2012) 60'

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 was co-commissioned by The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2012 Next Wave Festival, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, The John F. Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, The Secrest Artists Series at Wake Forest University, and Hancher Performances at the University of Iowa. Movement 4, 'the wood and the vine', was commissioned by The Newman Center for the Performing Arts at University of Denver, The University of California at Riverside, and the Santa Fe Concert Association in Santa FE, NM. Movement 10, 'I live in pain', in a different version, was originally written for “TheCrossing,” Donald Nally, conductor.

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David Lang

love fail – arr. female chorus (2012, rev. 2016) 60'

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

The Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2012 Next Wave Festival, The International Festival of Arts & Ideas, The John F. Kennedy Center Abe Fortas Memorial Fund, The Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, The Wake Forest University / Secrest Artists Series, and Hancher Performances at the University of Iowa

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Julia Wolfe

Steel Hammer (2009) 70'

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

Maria and Robert A. Skirnick and Carnegie Hall

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David Lang • Julia Wolfe • Michael Gordon

Shelter (2005) 65'

music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe; text by Deborah Artman

Michael Gordon

Acquanetta (2005, rev. 2017) 70'

Text by Deborah Artman, CHAMBER VERSION: 3 Sopranos, Tenor, Bass, with female choir, plus amplified chamber ensemble

Michael Gordon

What to Wear (2005) 65'

Text by Richard Foreman

David Lang • Julia Wolfe • Michael Gordon

Lost Objects (2001) 62'

music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe; Text by Deborah Artman

David Lang • Julia Wolfe • Michael Gordon

The Carbon Copy Building (1999) 72'

music by Michael Gordon, David Lang and Julia Wolfe; Text by Ben Katchor

Michael Gordon

Chaos (1998) 77'

Text by Matthew Maguire

Michael Gordon

Van Gogh (1991) 63'

Text by Michael Gordon (based on the letters of Vincent Van Gogh)