Die Gespenstersonate

Die Gespenstersonate is a 1984 German-language opera by Aribert Reimann to a libretto by the composer and Uwe Schendel after August Strindberg's play The Ghost Sonata.[1] Strindgerg's play also inspired another opera, Die Gespenstersonate by Julius Weismann (1930).

Die Gespenstersonate
Opera by Aribert Reimann
Aribert Reimann.jpg
The composer in 2010
  • Reimann
  • Uwe Schendel
Based onThe Ghost Sonata
by August Strindberg


World premiere by the Deutsche Oper Berlin at the Hebbel-Theater Berlin with the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and Ensemble Modern featured:

A video of the premiere was released on DVD by Arthaus


  1. ^ The Oxford Dictionary of Music 0199578540 2013