The Opera Database is expanding to include Ballets

Currently, I’m updating the opera database to include ballets that use the saxophone. As I add new works, I’ll highlight some of my findings. Here’s what I found today.

Date: 1935

Le Chevalier Errant, by Jacques Ibert

Alto Saxophone

Date: 1910

La Fête Chez Thérèse, by Reynaldo Hahn

Alto Saxophone

Date: 1942

Gayaneh, by Aram Khachaturian

Alto Saxophone

Date: 1930

The Golden Age, ballet, Op. 22, by Dmitry Shostakovich

Soprano Saxophone, 2 Tenor Saxophones

Date: 1945

Jeux de Plage, by Eugène Bozza

2 Alto Saxophones

Date: 1937

Les Cantiques de Cantiques, by Arthur Honegger

2 Saxophones

Date: 1934

Marie-Galante, by Kurt Weill

2 Alto Saxophones, Tenor/Soprano Saxophone

Date: 2007

Chroma, by Joby Talbot

Soprano Saxophone, Alto Saxophone

This is just a sampling. There’s so much more to discover in the database.

Published by Mary Huntimer

Saxophonist, teacher, opera and silent movie enthusiast. All opinions are my own.

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