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Prometheus

Tilo Medek

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online - The New Grove Dictionary of Opera, issue Published in print December 1992 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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Szenisches Oratorium in five scenes by rudolf Wagner-régeny to a libretto by the composer after Aeschylus; Kassel, Staatstheater, 12 September 1959.

Zeus’s executioners, Macht [Power] (baritone) and Gewalt [Force] (bass), bring on Prometheus (baritone), who is chained to a rock by Hephaistos [Hephaestus] (tenor). The song of the Okeaniden [Oceanides] is heard. In Scenes ii and iii the Oceanides pity Prometheus and wait near him, and then Okeanos [Oceanus] (bass) tries to induce him

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