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Die Räuber (The Robbers), Op. 25, is an opera in four acts by Giselher Klebe who also wrote the libretto based on the play by Friedrich Schiller.

Die Räuber
Opera by Giselher Klebe
Giselher Klebe 2008.jpg
The composer in 2008
TranslationThe Robbers
LibrettistKlebe
LanguageGerman
Based onDie Räuber
by Friedrich Schiller
Premiere
3 June 1957 (1957-06-03)

It premiered on 3 June 1957 at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, Düsseldorf. It is dedicated to the memory of Giuseppe Verdi. It was written between 1951 and 1956, and revised in 1961/1962.

RolesEdit

  • The old Count von Moor (bass)
  • Karl and Franz, his sons (dramatic tenor, character baritone)
  • Amalia von Edelreich, old Moor's niece (dramatic soprano)
  • Hermann, a nobleman (lyric tenor)
  • Schweizer, a libertine, later a robber (character bass)
  • A Monk (contralto)
  • Daniel, an old servant (lyric tenor)
  • The libertines, later robbers; voices (backstage)

Time and place: Germany in the middle of the 18th century

External linksEdit

  • "Giselher Klebe – Räuber – Opera". Boosey & Hawkes. Retrieved 2008-03-16. Detailed information about the work, including scoring and synopsis