• Samuel Barber
  • Antony and Cleopatra (1966)

  • G Schirmer Inc (World)
  • 2+pic.2+ca.2+bcl.2+cbn4331timp.5perchp.pf.celstr
  • Red orch: 2(afl:pic).2(ca).2(bcl).2(cbn)/4230/timp.5perc/hp.pf.cel/str
  • SSATB chorus; ballet
  • dancers
  • S, Mz, C, 4T[=2T, 2Bar], 5Bar[=3Bar, 2B], 8B, female speaking role
  • 2 hr
  • Samuel Barber
  • Libretto after Shakespeare’s play.
  • English

Programme Note

Cast List:

   ANTONY, a Roman general: Baritone
   ENOBARBUS, his friend: Bass
   IRAS, Cleopatra's attendant: Contralto
   CHARMIAN, Cleopatra's attendant: Mezzo-soprano
   CLEOPATRA, Queen of Egypt : Soprano
   CAESAR, Ruler of Rome: Tenor
   MAECENAS, a senator: Non-singing role
   AGRIPPA, a senator: Bass
   A MESSENGER: Tenor
   DOLABELLA, an officer of Antony: Baritone
   EROS, Antony's shield-bearer: A young man's voice (Tenor or High Baritone)
   THIDIAS, Caesar's ambassador: Tenor or High Baritone
   EUNUCH: Non-singing role
   OCTAVIA, Caesar's sister: Non-singing role
   ALEXAS, Cleopatra's Attendant: Bass
   A SOOTHSAYER: Bass
   FIRST GUARD: Baritone
   SECOND GUARD: Tenor
   THIRD GUARD: Bass
   FOURTH GUARD: Bass
   FIRST SOLDIER: Bass
   SECOND SOLDIER: Bass
   A SOLDIER OF CAESAR: Baritone or Bass
   GUARDSMAN: Non-singing role
   A RUSTIC: Baritone or Bass
   Dancers
   Chorus

Synopsis:
The love story of Antony and Cleopatra, their defeat by Rome and their deaths.

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Antony and Cleopatra, Op. 40: Give me my robe, put on my crown

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Full score, Act I
Full score, Acts II and III

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